Candidate Details

Chris Murphy

CT - Senate

Senator Chris Murphy is running for his second term representing Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. He has been a strong supporter of clean energy and environment issues, , since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. As a former co-chair of the Congressional Land Conservation Caucus in the House, Murphy has fought to protect open spaces across the country and in Connecticut. He has supported increased renewable energy resources, including sponsoring legislation that will help accelerate the deployment of these clean, homegrown energy sources. As a then-member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he helped craft and pass the U.S. House’s comprehensive clean energy and climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. In the Senate, he has continued to be outspoken on the need for climate action, steadfastly supporting the Clean Power Plan, the Paris climate agreement, and introducing the bipartisan climate bill, the Super Pollutants Act. Murphy has continued his support to permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), obtain funding for the Highlands Conservation Act, and helped made permanent the charitable deduction for the donation of conservation easements. Senator Murphy’s efforts have earned him an outstanding 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.