United States Senator Chris Murphy has acted as a strong voice in the Senate supporting a progressive and forward-thinking foreign policy vision for the United States. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been an outspoken proponent of diplomacy, international human rights, and the need for clear-eyed American leadership abroad. In December 2020, Senator Murphy took to the floor of the Senate to speak out against the US-UAE arms sale announced by the Trump administration. Along with being a staunch supporter of the Libya Stabilization Act, Senator Murphy also took the initiative to compose a letter to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the Department of State to hold the Libyan warlord and American citizen, Khalifa Haftar, accountable for his cooperative partnerships with malign Russian actors, such as the Wagner Group, in Libya.

Represenative Lieu discussing Libya and China during the House Foreign Affairs Committee markup in April 2021.
Committees: Committee on the Judiciary, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa)