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Chris Murphy's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Jr, Democratic

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Issue Positions

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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (votesmart.org)
  • "That means standing up for women’s rights and fighting for reproductive health funding. " (chrismurphy.com)
  • "This latest bill is a disaster for Connecticut. It will raise taxes on tens of thousands of middle income families in order to provide a disgustingly giant tax cut for corporations and the super rich. I am all for tax reform that simplifies the tax code and actually lowers taxes for the right people, but this bill, written behind closed doors, does the opposite. I will oppose it with all my energy." (votesmart.org)
  • "A strong military is the foundation of U.S. national security. And in Connecticut, we make the machinery that keeps America safe. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have fought to secure tens of billions of dollars in new funding for the construction of Columbia Class submarines, F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, and Black Hawk helicopters. All of these state-of-the-art, made-in-Connecticut technologies are designed to achieve our military objectives while keeping our servicemembers safe." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating: "In light of these developments, it is imperative that you Administration use the remaining avenues available to promote greater disclosure and transparency in political spending." (www.wyden.senate.gov)
  • "But I’m interested in more than simply upholding the status quo. True high-speed rail would be a game-changer in Connecticut. Dramatically speeding up the travel time from New Haven to Manhattan would unleash jobs and development for the entire state, and I’m fighting to make that goal a reality." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • "This is, first and foremost, a giant gift to insurance companies and drug companies, to millionaires and billionaires." (votesmart.org)
  • "This latest bill is a disaster for Connecticut. It will raise taxes on tens of thousands of middle income families in order to provide a disgustingly giant tax cut for corporations and the super rich. I am all for tax reform that simplifies the tax code and actually lowers taxes for the right people, but this bill, written behind closed doors, does the opposite. I will oppose it with all my energy." (votesmart.org)
  • "Every student in America should be able to get a quality education, from early childhood through college, regardless of his or her race, zip code, or learning ability." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • "Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) today introduced the Green Bank Act, which would create American jobs and fight climate change by incentivizing large-scale private investment in clean-energy projects across the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • "I also want to ensure that the United States is working with our global partners to address the perils of climate change writ large and taking broad actions to address it before it’s too late. That’s why I supported the Paris Climate Agreement reached by 195 nations in December 2015 and will continue to encourage U.S. leadership on climate action." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • "Shootings in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland, Santa Fe and more drew our national attention and increased calls for action. I am going to continue this fight until I have no energy left in my body. I have introduced or cosponsored legislation to close loopholes in our background check system; to make it illegal for those on the FBI terror watch list to buy a gun; to encourage licensing requirements for handgun purchases; and to help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • Rated 7% by the National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "He supports measures to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, encourage licensing requirements for handguns and limits on military-style assault weapons. Chris works with leaders in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport to make sure that the conversation around gun violence doesn’t just follow mass shootings but addresses the reality they see in their cities every day" (chrismurphy.com)
  • "He has been a champion of the Affordable Care Act and fought alongside families in Connecticut to save the law from repeal" (chrismurphy.com)
  • "I am committed to working across the aisle to stabilize the insurance marketplaces, and it is my hope that we can continue to strengthen the Affordable Care Act." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
  • "There is nothing more important to my job as Senator than keeping the people of Connecticut safe. But President Trump's divisive policies that build walls and take money away from local police do nothing to make us safer. " (votesmart.org)
  • "It means speaking out for Dreamers and immigrants whose rights are being threatened by the Trump administration by supporting the DREAM Act and authoring legislation to overturn the Muslim Ban." (chrismurphy.com)
  • "The bill that I voted for in 2013 significantly tightened border security; created a tough but fair path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants already living in the United States; deployed a quick and effective employment verification system for businesses to prevent identity theft and prevent future illegal hires; and pioneered an improved process to admit foreign workers that does not harm employment opportunities for American workers." (www.murphy.senate.gov)
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  • "Early in my term, I outlined a set of Smart Power Principles to guide U.S. foreign policy in the modern era. And I have been vocal about the need to invest in the agencies that are on the frontline of diplomacy, economic development, and humanitarian assistance." (www.murphy.senate.gov)

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