Report by Paula Antolini, December 22, 2018, 9:09PM EDT
As the year draws to a close, I wanted to take the time to share a few of the things we accomplished in 2018. I put together my 2018 Year in Review report to highlight all of the work my office did this year on the issues that matter most to Connecticut. Here are a few of the highlights:
I’m proud of the what we’ve been able to accomplish. This year three of my bills were signed into law the bipartisan Fix NICS Act to improve the background check system, the Recovery COACH Act to help people in recovery from substance abuse, and the Honor Our Commitment Act, which provides access to mental health care for more than 500,000 veterans who were previously ineligible. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I secured federal funding to grow jobs in our state.
At times, this year was tough. I’ve always said I’ll work with President Trump if he’s doing something good for Connecticut and the country. But too often, President Trump’s actions and rhetoric divide us. I fought back against President Trump’s dismantling of the health care system and his reckless immigration policies, and I’m committed to doing everything I can to fight for Connecticut values.
By far, the highlight of my year was hearing from so many people in Connecticut at town hall meetings, during my walk across the state, and through the calls and letters you’ve sent to my office. I want to thank you for taking the time to reach out to me this year to share your thoughts and opinions. Your feedback helps me be a better Senator, and I couldn’t do this job without you.
Wishing you and your family a happy new year.
Every best wish,
Senator Chris Murphy