Chris Murphy (D-CT)

By: Matt Snoddy

Pros and Cons of developing the Keystone Pipeline


  • Job creation
  • Economic boom for states involved
  • Increase in oil transported and sold

  • Could be bad for environment
  • Expensive
  • Could potentially alter Earth's temperature

Pros and Cons of Minimum Wage Increase


  • Increase consumer spending
  • Increase revenue
  • Stimulate the economy

  • Companies will hire less
  • May not stimulate the economy
  • There may be inflation

Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy (born August 3, 1973) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. Before being elected to Congress, Murphy was a member of both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, serving in the Connecticut House of Representatives (1999–2003) and the Connecticut Senate (2003–07).

After four-term incumbent Joe Lieberman decided to retire, Murphy announced his candidacy for the 2012 US Senate Election. He defeated former Connecticut secretary of state Susan Bysiewicz in the Democratic primary, and subsequently defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon in the general election. At age 40, he is the youngest current senator.

Chris Murphy's Platform

  1. Simplify the tax code
  2. Promote and Strengthen American Manufacturing
  3. Affordable Health Care Coverage should be a right
  4. Make Education a priority
  5. Supportive of Women's Rights and Pro-Choice
  6. LGBT rights are human rights
  7. Lead the way in Renewable Energy
  8. Protect Environment
  9. Renew Public's Trust in the Government
  10. Refocus Efforts in Middle East

Chris Murphy's Opinion

  • Believes it is time to increase minimum wage
  • Believes Keystone Pipeline will cause environmental problems and not create jobs


Chris Murphy will be up for reelection in 2018. I believe both issues will be a campaign issue. Minimum wage increase will always be an issue, and the Keystone Pipeline will either be built, or will be in the process of being built