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  Murphy, Chris
<-  2011-01-03  
NameChris Murphy
Address145 Paul Ney Road
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410, United States
Website [Link]
Born August 03, 1973 (45 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 04:37pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Protestant -
InfoCongressman Christopher "Chris" S. Murphy is currently representing Connecticut's Fifth District, which includes the towns of Danbury, Meriden, New Britain, and Waterbury. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Health and Telecommunications Subcommittees. He also serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and its National Security and Foreign Affairs and Government Management, Organization and Procurement Subcommittees.

The Energy and Commerce Committee is often referred to as one of the three most powerful committees in Congress, along with the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees. It has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in the U.S. House, overseeing policy on health care, energy, the environment, global warming, consumer product safety, telecommunications, and other matters. Murphy is the first Member of Congress from Connecticut to sit on the Committee in over a decade, and only the fourth Member from Connecticut to serve on the Committee in the past fifty years.

On the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Murphy plays a role in investigating and proposing solutions to the nation's most pressing issues, including the management of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the state of our economy, and the need for open government.

Prior to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly. He spent four years representing Southington and the 81st district in the House, and then spent four years representing the 16th Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Waterbury, Wolcott, Cheshire and Southington. While in the Senate, he served as the Chairman of the Public Health Committee.

As Chairman of the Public Health Committee, Congressman Murphy was the General Assembly's leader on health care issues. In 2003, during his first year as Chairman, he led the passage of Connecticut's landmark workplace smoking ban. That year, he also authored legislation that prohibits hospitals from engaging in overly aggressive collection practices against uninsured patients and a law establishing new government powers to be utilized during a bioterrorism attack.

In 2005, Congressman Murphy authored and passed Connecticut's historic Stem Cell Investment Act, a bill that he had introduced in the previous year. The legislation, which invested $100 million over ten years into embryonic and adult stem cell research, became the nation's first law directing state funding to life-saving stem cell research.

Congressman Murphy is also a leader on children's rights issues. In the State Senate, he authored legislation establishing the new Office of Child Protection, and as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Judicial and Corrections, he championed efforts to reform the state's juvenile justice system.

Congressman Murphy grew up in Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts, graduating with honors and a double major in history and political science. In 2002, he graduated from UConn Law School in Hartford, Connecticut. He practiced real estate and banking law from 2002-2006 with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford.
On August 18, 2007, Congressman Murphy married Cathy Holahan, a legal aid attorney who represents children in need in New Britain and Waterbury. Chris, Cathy, and their son Owen reside in Cheshire.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 55.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
10/07/2015-10/11/2015 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 3.0) 29.00% ( 4.0) 19.00% ( 1.0)
03/06/2015-03/09/2015 Quinnipiac University 55.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
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10/19/2012-10/22/2012 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
10/19/2012-10/21/2012 Survey USA 31.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)
10/04/2012-10/14/2012 Siena Research Institute 36.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0)

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