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House GOP to unveil Zika funding measure next week

Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., is relatively close to what the White House has asked for, except it does not pay back already-tapped Ebola money and give Puerto Rico — a major Zika hotspot — help with its Medicaid program. Rogers...Show More Summary

Senate Approves $1.1 Billion in Emergency Funds to Fight Zika

The U.S. might not be ready for Zika, but it's getting there. On Thursday the Senate approved a $1.1 billion emergency spending measure to combat the Zika virus, the Associated Press reports. The deal, struck between Patty Murray and Roy Blunt, is quite a bit less than the $1.9 billion ... More »

Senator Patty Murray Says She's Reached a Deal with Republicans to Free Up $1.1 Billion in Emergency Zika Funding

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone It still might be too little, too late. Levi Hastings Until today, Republicans have been stonewalling President Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency funding to fight Zika, which experts anticipate will soon take root in the United States. Show More Summary

Legislation to End “Conversion Therapy” Introduced on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, the first federal legislation to prohibit the dangerous and fraudulent practice of ?“conversion therapy” by ?expressly ?classifying it as ?a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Show More Summary

Senator Patty Murray Urges DEA to Get Right on Pot

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Here's Sen. Patty Murray chilling in a forest, being awesome. Courtesy of Sen. Patty Murray Good news on pot at the federal level: our favorite "mom in tennis shoes," Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), is at it again, grinding the idiocy of our nation's drug policy to a pulp beneath the heels of her Asics. Show More Summary

Senator Patty Murray Introduces Federal Legislation to Protect Workers from Wage Theft

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Washington Senator Patty Murray: "Too many people across the country go to work every day to support themselves and their families only to have their bosses cheat them out of their hard-earned pay." senate.gov Patty Murray—one of Washington's two Democrats slogging through the gridlocked fuckery of the U.S. Show More Summary

IT’S PATTY MURRAY, NATCH: Senator cites faulty statistic while sucking up to acting education secre…

IT’S PATTY MURRAY, NATCH: Senator cites faulty statistic while sucking up to acting education secretary. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., used a flawed — and at this point, discredited — statistic to claim that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college. She used this statistic during her questioning of acting Education Secretary […]

Groups File Consumer Fraud Complaint Against Gay "Conversion" Therapy

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

National organizations are joining Senator Patty Murray's call to treat conversion therapy groups like fraudulent businesses. Kelly O Two weeks after Washington senator Patty Murray joined a letter asking the Federal Trade Commission...Show More Summary

NEA Names Sen. Alexander & Sen. Murray 2016 Friends of Education

In keeping with the union’s devotion to the Every Student Succeeds Act, the National Education Association named U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray co-recipients of its annual Friend of Education award for their efforts in shepherding ESSA through Congress. Sen. Murray won the award alone in 2013, and Sen. Alexander becomes the first Republican […]

VIDEO=> Senator Patty Murray Confronted On SCOTUS Nomination Hypocrisy

United states Senator Patty Murray gave a speech at a Planned Parenthood rally at the capitol in Olympia, where she... The post VIDEO=> Senator Patty Murray Confronted On SCOTUS Nomination Hypocrisy appeared first on The Gateway Pun...

Senate Health Committee Passes Legislation to Improve Health IT for Patients, Doctors, Hospitals

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced that the Senate health committee has unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that will improve health information technology. The Improving Health Information Technology Act (S. Show More Summary

On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Choice Advocate Says Today's Political Climate Is the "Worst I've Ever Seen It"

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Senator Patty Murray: "A right means nothing without the ability to access that right." Hg Today is the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that said a woman's right to have an abortion is protected by the rights to privacy granted in the U.S. Show More Summary

Senate Health Committee Release Draft Bill to Improve Health IT for Docs, Patients

To inform the committee’s final legislation, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released for feedback a staff discussion draft of the committee’s bipartisan legislation to improve health IT, including EHRs. Show More Summary

Obama Signs New Education Law Granting States Greater Authority

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

    President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee’s ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” Thursday, Dec. Show More Summary

Senate Defeats Amendment to Send $1 Billion to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Businesses

The Senate today is debating a reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Leading up to a vote on the bill, the Senate defeated an amendment from pro-abortion Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Ron Wyden of Oregon that would send $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood and abortion businesses. […]

Patty Murray introduces Social Security expansion bill for women

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here’s further evidence of how far the debate on Social Security has come among elected Democrats in the last few years:  Sen. Patty Murray, part of the leadership team, is reintroducing legislation to expand benefits for women. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Show More Summary

Democrats Propose Social Security Change to Help Single Women

Congressional Democrats want to change Social Security to address problems faced by older single women, who are disproportionately impoverished in retirement. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Patty Murray released Tuesday, unmarried,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: A Worrisome Poll for Patty Murray, a Council Majority Against Sawant, and Free Healthcare!

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Patty Murray: Politically vulnerable? Courtesy of Senator Patty Murray Potentially Bad Poll Numbers for Patty Murray: "A new poll finds U.S. Sen. Patty Murray with tepid job-approval numbers — but a big early lead over her Republican challenger — as she gears up for her re-election campaign in 2016," Jim Brunner reports. Show More Summary

6 Stories That Illustrate Why We Need to Pass the WAGE Act

We've been covering the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), an important piece of legislation for protecting and expanding the rights of working people. Show More Summary

Rep. Scott Lays Out the Case for the WAGE Act

Last month, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, legislation designed to strengthen protections for working people who join together to make positive change at work and make sure corporations that violate working people's rights face real consequences. Show More Summary

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