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Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator from Connecticut.
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Chris Murphy 5h
One year ago today, 23 people were killed in an act of hate in El Paso, Texas. Today we remember their lives and commit to honoring their memories with action.
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News12CT Jul 31
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are demanding the Senate pass an extension for unemployment insurance benefits.
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Chris Murphy 8h
Nearly 50K students across CT lack a computer or other device and nearly 29K don't have internet access. As we figure out what school will look like this fall, closing the digital divide is critical to making sure that these kids don't get left behind.
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Chris Murphy 9h
My kids got me Doritos for my birthday. My neighbor got me a variety pack of Red Bull. I feel like this might not be a lifestyle that will guarantee me a second 47 years.
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Liz Mullen Aug 2
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) has been speaking out on his concerns about college athletes playing during the COVID-19 pandemic for months now. He talked to THE DAILY about it in June:
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
I didn't say it was their "only purpose". Obviously these kids love the game and most love their school and coach. But that has nothing to do with whether they should get paid. And turning back on the $14 billion spigot IS a big part of the reason college sports is returning.
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Patrick Hruby Aug 2
The contrast between this and the power-grab NIL legislative proposals the NCAA and P5 conferences are trying to slide through Congress couldn't be more stark - and other lawmakers friendly to athletes' rights should invite these players to testify!
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Barry Jackson Aug 2
US Senator weighs in. The flaw in system is absurd salaries for power 5 football and some men's BB head coaches and conference administrators while players taking health risks get "only" scholarship
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Ross Dellenger Aug 2
Sen. Chris Murphy is one of the lawmakers heavily involved in NIL in Congress. He’s one of many who’s watching the NCAA closely in order to inform his approach on a federal NIL bill More:
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
I'm a huge sports fan. I want college football to come back if it's safe. But COVID has exposed a civil rights crisis in big time college sports: unpaid kids - mostly of color - risking their lives to make millions for adults - mostly white. This needs to change. NOW.
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
Pro athletes are paid well to risk their lives in the middle of a pandemic that has killed 150,000. But 19 yr old college kids GET NOTHING, but are playing football primarily so that adults (coaches, ADs, sports industry execs) can make their millions.
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
Unpaid UMich football players are playing in the middle of a pandemic to assure their coach can get his $7.5 million salary. If Harbaugh made $1M instead, each player could get a $50K annual stipend to help their families pay for rent, health care, etc.
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
Here is Clemson's $55M practice facility. Has a plunge pool, mini golf course, arcade, bowling ally, etc. That $55M could have set up an endowment to give every player forever a $40K annual stipend to help their families pay for rent, health care, etc.
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
FYI PAC-10 Commissioner Larry Scott makes $5.3M. If the only reform was to make his salary $450K (still a top 1% salary), every PAC-10 football player could get an annual $5,000 stipend to help their families with rent, health care, food, etc.
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Chris Murphy Aug 2
This is perhaps a watershed moment in college sports. PAC 12 football players are threatening to boycott the season unless their civil rights demands are met, including: 1. COVID protections 2. revenue sharing for athletes 3. guaranteed scholarships
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Chris Murphy Aug 1
Parents are struggling to afford diapers, formula and wipes and diaper banks are stepping up to help. But they can't do it alone. and I sent a biartisan letter calling for diaper bank funding in the next COVID relief package.
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Kyle Cheney Aug 1
Replying to @kyledcheney
Sen. Chris Murphy, who has seen some of the underlying intelligence and has been deeply involved in Ukraine policy, has been raising alarms about Derkach for days. He’s tweeting about him this morning:
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Chris Murphy Aug 1
Andriy Derkach is the Ukrainian pushing Biden/Ukraine propaganda who "magically" came into possession of tapes of Biden talking with the Ukrainian President. Just an FYI - his thesis at the KGB finishing school was entitled “Organizing and Holding Meetings with Secret Agents".
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Chris Murphy Aug 1
I've spent years visiting Ukraine, building relationships with Ukrainian leaders, and studying Ukrainian politics. The country is full of guys like Derkach and Telizhenko, all with checkered pasts, axes to grind, and ties to Moscow. And you just 100% steer clear of these guys.
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Natasha Bertrand Jul 31
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
., who has seen some of the intelligence surrounding the foreign election interference efforts, said more needs to be disclosed. "If the Russians are sending agents to the U.S. to interfere in the election...there’s no reason for not making that information public.”
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