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Special Edition: Friends of Portugal in the Senate
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PALCUS is excited to announce that  Senator Chris Murphy  (D-CT) is the newest member of the Friends of Portugal in the U.S. Senate. This is an important accomplishment because Connecticut has more than 49,000 Portuguese according to the last American Community Survey, and ranks in the Top 10 States with the most Portuguese! 
Welcome Senator Murphy!


Friends of Portugal in the U.S. Senate

Friends of Portugal was created to serve as the parallel body of supporters of Portuguese-American issues in the U.S. Senate. It is c o-chaired by Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).  PALCUS is working to expand the Friends membership to all states where there is a Portuguese presence.

116th Congress of the United States
Co-Chairs and Members:
Sen. Jack Reed, Co-Chair, (D-RI)
Sen. Patrick Toomey*, Co-Chair, (R-PA)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT)
Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA)
Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA)
Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA)
Sen. Elisabeth Warren, (D-MA)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI)
* Portuguese descent

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