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June 26, 2016

2016 Federal Legislator of the Year

The CT Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) honored Senator Chris Murphy with the Federal Legislator of the Year award, in recognition of his exceptional efforts to support the mission of CCFSA to strengthen Connecticut’s families. Senator Murphy consistently demonstrates exceptional advocacy, dedicated service and an unwavering commitment to the health, safety and well-being of CT residents through his leadership in the Senate. Senator Murphy serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee. He is well-known for his leadership on many issues, including his introduction of bipartisan mental health reform legislation, efforts to pass comprehensive anti-gun violence legislation and his work to improve access to vital addiction treatment services to combat the opioid epidemic. 


“Whether it’s medical care, job training, or child care, Connecticut families deserve the best,” said U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. “I’m grateful to work so closely with CCFSA and its member agencies to connect our families to the support they deserve. I’m honored to receive this award—it’s an honor to fight on your behalf every single day.”

“Senator Murphy is a true champion for human services and in particular for the essential mental health and addiction treatment services provided by our network of family service agencies. Senator Murphy has led the fight for access to quality behavioral healthcare that prevents crisis, provides care and keep people healthy. He’s stood up for the safety of children and families by taking historic action against gun violence. The CT Council of Family Service Agencies is proud to honor Senator Murphy for his exceptional advocacy, unwavering commitment and dedicated service to the children and families of CT. CCFSA is honored to have Senator Murphy representing us and fighting for the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people we serve throughout our system,” said Alyssa Goduti, President and CEO of the CT Council of Family Service Agencies.

 

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