December 11, 2008

Murphy snags important committee post on energy panel

A joint press release from U.S. Reps. John Larson of East Hartford and Rosa DeLauro of New Haven:

DeLauro, Larson Congratulate Chris Murphy on New Committee Assignment
Murphy appointed to prestigious Energy and Commerce Committee


Washington, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) congratulated their colleague Chris Murphy (CT-05) today on his appointment to the prestigious Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives for the 111th Congress. Congressman Chris Murphy is the first member of the Connecticut Delegation to sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee since 1996 and the first Democratic member in over 20 years.
Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Chair-elect of the House Democratic Caucus said,
“This appointment means a lot to Chris Murphy, but it means even more to the people of Connecticut whom he has served tirelessly over the past two years in Congress. This Committee will make key decisions on some of the most important issues of our time – healthcare reform, alternative energies, combating global warming. I am thrilled that Chris Murphy will lend his steady voice to the debate. Chris’s new committee assignment comes because of the great work he has done and the leadership he has exhibited as a freshman member of Congress. I congratulate him and his constituents.”
Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-03), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee said,
“Chris is ideally suited to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee. As the Committee undertakes some of the most pressing challenges our country faces – health care reform, investing in alternative energy, and addressing global warming – Chris will be able to bring his strong record and knowledge on these issues to the table. He will be a strong voice for his constituents and all of Connecticut. I am very proud of the work and leadership Chris has shown over the past two years and I know he will continue to represent his district and all of Connecticut well. I congratulate him on his new committee assignment.”

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2 comments:

Chris Rocks! said...

Chris will serve us well.

Congratulations, Mr. Murphy!

More power to you!

Concerned Conservative said...

This shows how lock-step Murphy is with the leaders of the national Democrat Party. Watch him glad-hand the big wigs in the party, liberals like Howard Dean and Nancy Palosi.

What does a relatively young, and very liberal lawyer know about energy policy? Is it because of all the oil wells in Southington or where ever this fake claims to be from? Perhaps now we can be sure Connecticut will never be energy independent because this arrogant elitist is also in lock-step with special interest groups that only have their own best interests in mind.