Senator Chris Murphy Bio and Wiki

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(Senator Chris Murphy supporting Trump’s failed efforts to overturn the election. Source: Businessinsider)

Senator Christopher Scott Murphy is an American author, lawyer, and politician. He is serving as a junior U.S. Senator from Connecticut since 2013 under the Democrats. 

He was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 5th district. He was also a member of both the Connecticut House of Rep and Connecticut’s Senate.

Senator Chris Murphy was born in White Plains, New York, on August 3, 1973. He graduated with a B.A. in history and political science from Williams College in 1996. He also studied at the University of Oxford. 

Additionally, he got his J.D. degree at the University of Connecticut school of law. In 2013, the University of New Haven awarded him an Honorary Doctor degree in Humane Letters.

Senator Chris Murphy Political Career

(Chris Murphy speaking about his mission. Source: Politico)

Senator Chris Murphy started his political career while he was a student. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003. He was also elected as a member of the state Senate from 2003 to 2006. During his time at the Connecticut legislature, he practiced real estate law at Hartford.

In 2006, Murphy ran for the U.S. House of Reps seat and defeated Republican Nancy Johnson. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. In 2012, Murphy won the U.S. Senate seat after defeating Republican Linda McMahon.

Senator Chris Murphy Accomplishments

(Chris Murphy wrote a book on gun violence. Source: Middletownpress)

While in the U.S. Senate, Murphy has been a strong voice in the formation and implementation of Acts and reforms to improve quality of life and standard of living in Connecticut. 

He was outspoken for his commendable works on job creation, healthcare reforms. He also worked on improving education and promoting security via gun law reforms and an innovative foreign policy.

Murphy was one of the leading supporters of the Affordable Care Act. He fought very hard against repealing the Act, noting its positive impact on his constituency. 

He also introduced the Mental Health Reform Act, an Act applauded by several mental health organizations. The Act aimed to improve the mental health system, expand the workforce, and build extensive treatment capacity.

Murphy has a 100% rating with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Senator Chris Murphy was a strong advocate of the prevention of gun violence. He also supported background checks on firearms and research to end gun violence. 

Murphy was one of the Senators that introduced the Protecting Sensitive Location Act. The Act mandated ICE agents to get approval before engaging at sensitive locations.

Senator Chris Murphy Criticisms

(Chris Murphy on the Roots of Radical Extremism. Source: Cfr)

Senator Chris has been charged to court many times after he missed his mortgage payment. Also, Murphy has faced home foreclosure and apartment eviction proceedings due to failure to pay rents and mortgage dues. After missing several rent payments for his Southampton apartments, Chase Home Finance sued him in 2007. 

In 2019, the Russian government denied Murphy’s visa into Russia. He was visiting the country as a part of a congressional delegation to Russia amid its strained ties with the U.S. 

His colleague, Senator Ron Johnson, was also denied entry in the same week.

Senator Chris Murphy Net Worth

According to Incomepedia, Senator Chris Murphy net worth is estimated at around $1.7 million.

Final Thoughts

Murphy has earned quite a reputation as a hardworking legislator. He has dedicated his whole career to serving the people of Connecticut. He is stern in his dedication to fixing the healthcare system, job creation, and improving security. 

But, Murphy has been changed many times over the decades for missing rent and mortgage payments. Also, Murphy is a renowned critic of Russia.


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    Second Amendment of the Constitution:
    A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    Senators, I know this is a bipartisan committee and there will be some of you who lean toward the NRA’s ideals. I understand that, but I do want to emphasize that those who demand the rights to guns base their argument on the Second Amendment (above). I would like to point out that it does indeed say, “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. But don’t cherry-pick your whole belief system on only a SEGMENT of the bill! It starts with “A well-regulated militia”, and that means it CAN be regulated –the right to regulate also cannot be infringed. Constitutionally!

    I see that 90% of Americans want at least background checks before purchasing firearms. That means at least some in your voting block wants some protection from mass shootings. You would do well to listen to your constituency before blocking any gun management legislation. I would like to think the NRA would also like to keep weapons away from those who would do us harm, it looks bad for all gun owners.

    There are some weapons the civilians cannot own; tanks, bazookas, flame throwers, nuclear bombs. So the line has been drawn, we just want to move the line. There is NO reason for the citizenry to have firearms which are military grade. Bump stocks which turn them into machine guns, and large capacity magazines are also not necessary. These need to be regulated for the safety of the people.

    You have a job to protect us. Remember that you did swear an oath:
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

    Domestic terrorism falls into the category of domestic enemies.

    I implore you to do your sworn job and protect us from the few who can acquire weapons of mass destruction, and use them with deadly results!

    Jim Cauble

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