Chris Murphy Sworn In As Connecticut's Newest Senator

Takes oath of office with wife and family by his side.


At noon Thursday, 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.

Paul January 04, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Embarrassing for CT
LiveForFreedom January 04, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Chris Murphy is ranked 92 as a first year junior senator. He is the youngest senator in the U.S. Senate at 39 years old. With the retirement of Senator Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman who were ranked in the top 10 in seniority and sat on the most powerful senate committees, Connecticut has lost its powerful influence in the senate. Joe Lieberman was a statesman and a leader who could work with Republicans and Democrats. If Chris Murphy follows his mentor Dick Blumenthal who he states "I have looked up to in a long time", then expect the same type of legislation from these former lawyers; banking regulations, consumer advocacy, more government control, manufacturing regulations, restrictive firearms laws, restrictive global warming environment laws and more small business legislation that we have come to expect from these lawyers. Connecticut is ranked last at 50th for a favorable business climate. I expect status quo. Best of luck to Senator Murphy in these very hard economic times.


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