U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

Joined May 2010
I am deeply concerned by the recent violence in Jerusalem and encourage all parties to exercise restraint. Evictions of Palestinian residents, who have lived in homes in Sheikh Jarrah for a generation, are unjustified and must stop. nytimes.com/2021/05/07/world…
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The longer this war goes on, the closer the Iranians and the Houthis get and the greater a role Iran plays in the future of Yemen. Time for a ceasefire.
Thousands of illicit weapons interdicted by guided-missile cruiser @USSMonterey (CG 61) from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7. Cache of weapons included advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles & Chinese Type 56 assault rifles.
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If/when the @NCAA actually votes, it will be a key moment for #NIL and college athlete comp. Also interesting to see whether this increases or dampens enthusiasm in Congress (led on this issue by @ChrisMurphyCT @RepLoriTrahan) to create a federal standard. nytimes.com/2021/05/08/sport…
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This is my neighborhood in Hartford. An argument that escalated into a mass shooting in a city awash in illegal guns. Don't tell me that access to firearms isn't the problem.
BREAKING: Hartford police investigate triple shooting on Norwich Street. Details and updates ---> nbcct.co/xashViW
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Initial report: This morning at 0220 Ain Al-Asad Air Base (AAAB) was attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance system. No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged. The attack is under investigation, for more information see @SecMedCell or @IraqiSpoxMOD
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This is so fantastic. Team Trump left Biden with an Iranian regime shooting regularly at U.S. troops and closer to a nuclear bomb. Obama handed them U.S./Europe/China/Russia v. Iran and they fumbled it into U.S. v. Iran/Europe/China/Russia.
As we count up the goodies that Team Biden is willing to give to Iranian regime, include this: refusing to condemn Iran’s election to U.N. Women’s Commission. Now that common sense has been handed over. What will they not trade to get their nuclear deal? voanews.com/middle-east/voa-…
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My publisher wants me to remind you that my new novel The @Devil_May_Dance comes out Tuesday and you can buy an autographed copy at bit.ly/DevilMayDance. I told her you knew already but still: 👿 💃🏾
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Iran hawks will say the sky will fall if we drop any of Trump's non-economic sanctions on Iran as part of reentering the nuclear deal. But remember - America got NOTHING from Trump's sanctions. In fact, Iran's behavior got worse. They had no practical effect.
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This is a positive development in Venezuela. We should be looking at all the tools available, including reviewing our sanctions policies, to encourage continued reforms to achieve free and fair elections in Venezuela. reuters.com/article/us-venez…
Venezuela's congress names opposition-linked election council members reut.rs/3ukuYpA
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America needs a Green Bank - a national financing facility for renewable energy projects. @jahimes and I have legislation to do this and yesterday we visited a solar project in Stamford that our state’s Green Bank made possible.
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Today Florida joined Iowa, Georgia and Montana in enacting a massive voter suppression law. Businesses are still mostly offering thoughts and prayers. The media is still mostly offering both-side analysis. Our democracy is in trouble.
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It was great to be at @CRTCT in #Hartford with @ChrisMurphyCT & @SenBlumenthal to talk about the #AmericanFamiliesPlan. I'm so proud to fight for this life changing investment in our families.
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Had a great visit to CRT in Hartford today to talk about how Joe Biden’s American Families Plan (universal preK, free community college, family/medical leave) will help Hartford families. Thanks to @SenBlumenthal @RepJohnLarson @MayorBronin for joining.
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What an amazing morning at Tweed Airport in New Haven. A new airline is coming, a new terminal is being built, and the runway is being extended and improved. This is going to be a huge boost to the New Haven area economy. Congrats to @SeanScanlonCT and his team!
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Let’s be clear - Iran has helped fuel the Yemen war. They increased their support for the Houthis over the past years, and while their on-the-record position may be to support the ceasefire, so long as “maximum pressure” continues, Iran will likely want the war to continue.
Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthi leader f24.my/7bus.t
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The amount of willing, knowing lying from people who know better is just chilling. So dangerous for our republic when people in power are ok with just making things up in order to undermine democracy.
(Literally) incredible: Elise Stefanik, in defending Trump’s fraud claims, said there were 140k illegal votes in Fulton County, Ga., alone. There were 524k votes TOTAL there. That would mean more than 1 in 4 were fraudulent. And this wasn’t a flub. It was in a statement.
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So far, we've sent 4 gray tails to India, containing 1m Rapid Diagnostic Tests, 545 Oxygen Concentrators, 1,600,300 N95 masks, 457 Oxygen cylinders, 440 regulators, 220 pulse oximeters and 1 Deployable Ox. Concentration System. It's been a heroic effort from all involved.
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Smart. Gutsy. Life-changing. We are watching the return of American moral leadership.
SCOOP: The U.S. will support a proposal to waive IP protections for Covid-19 vaccines, @AmbassadorTai tells @EMPosts and me. The U.S. will now participate in negotiations on text at the WTO. Story on @TheTerminal
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It makes me sad that if you google Jimmy Greene the first thing that comes up is tragedy. Three years ago today, he earned a doctorate from the Manhattan School. He is tenured faculty. He loves teaching and writing and performing. Joy matters too. #TeacherAppreciationWeek
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