U.S. Senator Chris Murphy to effort re-opening government

Connecticut

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is heading to Derby Middle School Saturday afternoon to meet with some of his constituents and address the government shutdown further. 

Senator Chris Murphy will hold an open town hall meeting at Derby Middle School on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Murphy will provide an update on his work in Congress, including his efforts to urge President Trump and Senate Republicans to re-open the federal government, which has been partially closed since December 22nd, 2018.

Murphy will also take questions from those in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend and are encouraged to arrive early. Murphy provided a statement on the situation: 

“This was already the dumbest shutdown ever, but as of today it’s also the longest government shutdown ever. People in Connecticut are sick of this – and so am I. The only reason we are shut down is that President Trump wants it that way. Let’s be very clear about how we got here. Back in December, the White House endorsed a bipartisan deal that passed the Senate with unanimous support – and then Republicans changed their mind.”

“Open the government. Now,” added Murphy.

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