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Chris Murphy Sworn In As Connecticut's Newest Senator

Connecticut's newest U.S. Senator took the oath of office today with his wife and family by his side.

At noon Thursday, Jan. 3, 20013 Chris Murphy was sworn in as Connecticut’s newest U.S. Senator.

He released the following statement:

I am humbled and honored to have earned the support of people across Connecticut to serve our state in the United States Senate.

I’ve been proud to work for the 41 towns of the Fifth District in the House of Representatives, and I’m going to bring the same passion and work ethic to my job in the Senate.  

I’m going to fight to strengthen Connecticut’s economy—with the right policies coming from Washington, there is no reason why Connecticut can’t grow jobs in science, technology, manufacturing, and defense.

As a lifelong champion of health care reform, I’ll be a leader in making sure that the health care law is implemented in a way that makes sense for Connecticut families and businesses.

And I’m going to be a leading voice in the national conversation to end the kind of gun violence that shattered precious young lives and devastated a community in Newtown, Connecticut just three weeks ago.

As I have throughout my time in public service, I ask that people stay engaged and continue to share ideas for how we can make Connecticut and our country even better.

I can’t wait to get to work for all of Connecticut as our state’s new U.S. Senator.

A Tolland Resident January 04, 2013 at 09:57 PM
I'll bet that the kid Chris Murphy is holding would do a better job than him!
ryan moebius January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM
chris murphy speaks lies nhe just said that there would be another attack on people if they dont pass the gun ban, also said that someone woulkd do it with a hundred round clip. pull your head oput of the sand we a citizens dont have that kind of access to 100 round clips. and you can ban everything in the world the bad guys get guns no matter what, just like the drug dealers still make billions after oug gov. waged war on drugs. its not the guns iut the freaking crazy people.

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