WASHINGTON ? In a major win for the labor union-backed Fight for $15 movement and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are introducing a bill to raise the federal minimum...Show More Summary
by Sydney Brownstone The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would classify "pray the gay away" therapy as fraud. Kelly O Nine months after Seattle became the third American city to ban conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth, US Senator Patty...Show More Summary
Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) reintroduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, which would identify so-called “conversion therapy” for what it truly is--fraud. The Therapeutic...Show More Summary
Saying she was alarmed by a new superbug outbreak, a U.S. senator on Tuesday asked Olympus for data showing its redesigned medical scope was safe. In a letter, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) asked the Japanese device manufacturer for more information about a recent outbreak that sickened five patients...
by Charles Mudede Black and want to be president? Watch Sidney Poitier's character in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Columbia Pictures What Trump's Presidency Is Telling Black People Every Day: The great black American writer James Baldwin...Show More Summary
California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said that they believe the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations. Murray said she also is opposing Gorsuch...Show More Summary
Two Senate Democrats say they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both … Click to Continue »
Don Lemon commented Thursday night on a photo Vice President Mike Pence shared to Twitter earlier in the day showing his and President Trump’s meeting with the white, male Freedom Caucus. Washington Sen. Patty Murray (D) retweeted the photo with the caption, “A rare look inside the...
As Senator Patty Murray tells it, Luke was a middle-school boy who used a private school voucher program to attend Manatee Learning Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He did well at Manatee, but when he tried to switch schools for tenth grade he realized his credits wouldn’t transfer since Manatee—unbeknownst to him and his family—lacked accreditation. Show More Summary
In a memo to colleagues, Sen. Patty Murray said “school choice” sounds good in theory but falls short in practice.
by Rich Smith The argument against Neil Gorsuch is that he is not Merrick Garland. ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, who is to the right of Scalia, enters his second round of hearings today, which are expected to last 10 hours. Show More Summary
Democratic Senator Patty Murray calls the Obamacare replacement bill a "slap in the face" to women
Washington state Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell asked the Trump administration Thursday to allow states to tax and sell recreational marijuana. The Democratic senators wrote a letter to Attorney … Click to Continue »
Back when she was just one of Donald Trump’s least qualified nominees, Betsy DeVos was caught plagiarizing part of the answer to a written question from Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Now that she’s one of Donald Trump’s least qualified cabinet...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? A few weeks after the 2013 government shutdown, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) compared the Republicans in the House to the preschoolers she once taught. To deal with a bunch of fractious, obstreperous 4-year-olds, she said, you need a plan. When Murray made her comparison, she was about to sit down with Sen. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! The web address now redirects users to a site that “lacks much of the information previously available.” Washington’s two U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D) and Patty Murray (D) have demanded to know why the...Show More Summary
by Ana Sofia Knauf Senator Patty Murray may not be without her own some questionable decision-making, but voting against Jeff Sessions is the right move. COURTESY OF SEN. PATTY MURRAY An Update on the Snow Mess: The latest outage map from Puget Sound Energy shows that 536 people from Bothell to Chehalis are still without power. Show More Summary
Phone calls jammed congressional switchboards. Two Republican senators defected. Democrats held a last-ditch, 24-hour Senate debate in hope of shaking loose one additional vote. “We just need one more,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who was leading the effort. “Let’s ask President Trump to...
by Rich Smith Here's some good political television for those of us enjoying a snow day. Democrats, led by Washington Senator Patty Murray, have been laying into Trump's unqualified, bear-wary pick for education secretary since 9 this morning. Show More Summary
I have been reading Michigan billionaire school choice champ and US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos’ written responses to the 139 follow-up questions asked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and pensions (HELP) Committee member, Patty Murray. Show More Summary