Senator Christopher Murphy

DETAILS: Senator Christopher Murphy
(1973 - ) Connecticut
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
  • Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
  • Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families
  • CT Senate
    (2013- present)
  • CT - 5 House
    (2007- 2013)
Senator Murphy is AGAINST
Senator Murphy is FOR

ISSUES: Senator Christopher Murphy

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.govtrack.us/congress/oversight/1-census-2020-citizenship“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 3 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

FOR

Military

Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.

FOR

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/26/all-presidential-candidates-support-legalizing-marijuana-even-republicans/bK4sQjPIgkzm54kl0dmZoI/story.html“>source</a>

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.

FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. <a target=_top class=news-time href=“https://www.govtrack.us/congress/oversight/1-census-2020-citizenship“>source</a>

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR

Gun Control

How to reduce gun violence. Two different approaches.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans stand for the second amendment right for a private citizen to keep and bear arms. They believe a person should not be restricted without due process of law. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats respect the rights of individual gun owners. Their focus is taking war weapons off the streets, making gun makers and sellers liable for irresponsible sales, and making weapons harder to attain by terrorists. source

FOR

Environmental Regulation

There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: No
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment., 3 days ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Honeywell International
    • $20k
    • NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL, INC.
    • $15k
    • THE TRAVELERS COS., INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    • $13k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $13k
    • MetLife Group, Inc.
    • $12.5k
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • $10k
    • International Association of Fire Fighters
    • $10k
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • $10k
    • Investment Company Institute
    • $10k
    • AICPA Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
    • $10k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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