Senator Chris Murphy was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2006, representing Connecticut’s 5th District, after eight years in state legislatures. In 2012, Murphy successfully won the race to replace retiring Senator Joe Lieberman. Currently, Senator Murphy serves as a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Murphy has become a leading Democratic voice on national security and foreign affairs. The Senator was an ardent supporter of the Iranian nuclear deal and has remained steadfast in his commitment to the two-state solution. He has demonstrated his commitment to regional stability through his support for continued aid to the Palestinian Authority, as well as increased US defense aid to the State of Israel.