On Wednesday, Connecticut's U.S. Senator Chris Murphy began a nearly fifteen-hour filibuster to push his colleagues to hold a vote on gun safety measures. In the wake of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Murphy and other members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have renewed their call for common-sense laws to keep dangerous individuals from purchasing guns.
Recently the U.S. Senate approved $16.7 billion in defense spending to Connecticut defense companies in the National Defense Authorization Act. The new funding will help grow Connecticut’s economy and bring more well-paying manufacturing jobs into the state.