The final day of the Walk started in North Guilford. I got a little farther than I had initially planned yesterday, so I only had a half-day of walking today.


Day three of my annual Walk Across Connecticut began in Rocky Hill. And Matt and Shannon, who are both running for local office in neighboring Cromwell, came to meet me at the start. …


Day two of the Walk Across Connecticut started in South Windsor with a Red Bull in hand. I’m not proud of the fact that I drink Red Bull –– but I’m not a coffee drinker, and I need something to wake me up in the morning.


Sure, maybe Walking Across Connecticut is a bad idea after a year with two knee surgeries (and a new titanium screw in my left leg). But what the hell –– I’m going to try it. …


It was nearing 5:30 am on a bleary eyed Wednesday morning when Senator Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, approached me on the Senate floor to enlist my help. …


I miss John McCain. We were of different parties, different generations, and different ideologies, but we both agreed that America could be a true force for good around the world. I was lucky that he took me under his wing, early in my Senate career, and took me with him…


Every time I take a trip overseas in connection with my work as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I write a short behind-the-scenes account on the plane ride home. The purpose is twofold: first, for me to process my thoughts and experiences during the trip; and second, to…


Every now and again, I like to write behind-the-scenes accounts of my work as a U.S. Senator. …


U.S. Soldiers deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (Photo credit: U.S. Air National Guard)

On February 23, 2021, I spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations and made the case for a new approach to U.S. policy in the Gulf. We’ve followed the same script in the region for decades, but our policy toward the Gulf states no longer aligns with our interests and…


President Joe Biden takes the oath of office

It’s been a while since I’ve written a “behind-the-scenes” post, but I can’t imagine a better day to recount than yesterday. It was a day of relief, joy, and purpose, and I’m so grateful to everyone who helped get us there. Swearing in a new president on the same day…

Senator Chris Murphy

U.S. Senator, Connecticut

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