December 13th, 2012 | City

Senator-elect Murphy named to three key committees

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Photo by Benjamin Ackerman.

Chris Murphy, Connecticut’s senator-elect, has been named to three key committees in the 113th Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed announced yesterday that he has named Murphy to the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

On the HELP committee — where he will serve alongside Connecticut’s other senator, Richard Blumenthal — Murphy will help shape the Affordable Care Act as it goes into effect in 2014. As a member of the Joint Economic Committee, Murphy will oversee financial regulations, and as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, he pledged to strengthen Connecticut’s exporting industry.

“My new committee assignments, along with those of Senator Blumenthal, will assure that Connecticut has a strong voice in the U.S. Senate,” Murphy said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get to work come January.”