In Washington, there is a cottage industry of progressives who want Elizabeth Warren to do something besides represent Massachusetts in the Senate. For the past year, that something has been a presidential run. Every few months, she’s asked if she’s running for president, and each time, she says no. Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray's paid sick leave amendment netted a surprising 61 votes. Thursday was vote-a-palooza in the Senate, a guaranteed Congressional all-nighter—whee! It's a budget tradition that's mostly a waste of time for taxpayers even as it can have great import for politicians. Show More Summary
Well, at least some people in the Democratic Party is on the ball with the minimum wage issue: The U.S. Senate’s Democrats, under prodding from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are moving toward supporting a $12-an-hour national minimum wage,...Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the Senate's education committee, wants to require colleges to establish policies prohibiting cyberbullying and harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Murray, along with Sen. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate's labor committee, has been reaching out to her Democratic colleagues to rally support for a more ambitious minimum wage proposal, according to a Senate source familiar...Show More Summary
Earlier today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) as well as Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced legislation to ensure that all same-sex couples are able to receive equal benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Joining others in Congress, Sen. Patty Murray has called on the Food and Drug Administration to fully investigate medical scopes tied to recent superbug outbreaks at hospitals across the country.
'We need to fight back against those who miss that Mad Men era,' says Sen. Patty Murray, a co-sponsor.
Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT) re-introduced the Healthy Families Act (HFA) on the heels of another city victory in Philadelphia today - legislation called for by President Obama in his State of the Union address that will establish a much-needed national paid sick days standard. Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Democrats introduced a sick leave bill in Congress—again—on Thursday, as momentum for state and local leave laws continues to build. The Healthy Families Act, introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Sen. Show More Summary
Sound Transit and Senator Patty Murray will celebrate the completion of Tukwila Station on February 18th at 2pm. Meanwhile, there’s chatter of a Tukwila NBA/NHL arena. ($) Sound Transit is looking to extend the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge funding deadline, to February 2016. Metro’s Long Range Plan site is now live. Take their (very important!) survey […]
Democrats Voice Concerns, Stakeholders Have Mixed Reactions to NCLB Draft PK12: Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate education committee, who will be Alexander's sparring partner during the reauthorization process,...Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray will become the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee next year.
ES NOW THAT REPUBLICANS CONTROL THE US SENATE, Washington State Senator Patty Murray will lose her chairmanship. Goodbye, Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray: "The drubbing that U.S. Senate Democrats took in Tuesday’s election will cost Sen. Show More Summary
Senator Patty Murray asked Anthony Fauchi, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the effect of sequestration on fight Ebola. “I have to tell you honestly it’s been a significant impact on us,” said Fauci. “It has both in an acute and a chronic, insidious way eroded our ability to respond [...]
Sen. Patty Murray has introduced a bill that would both educate the public about emergency contraception and make it available to more rape survivors who go to the emergency room. Image: WikiMedia Commons / YouTube The post Sen. Murray Introduces Legislation to Improve Emergency Contraception Education, Access appeared first on RH Reality Check.
(John Hinderaker) This is Senator Patty Murray, speaking earlier today about the Hobby Lobby case: “Just a few months ago, five men on the Supreme Court decided there should be a group of women across America who are required to askShow More Summary
Feminist champion and "war on women" advocate Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) reportedly laughed off an alleged sexual-harassment incident involving a female Democrat colleague who had her breast groped by a male senator. After Sen. Kirsten...Show More Summary
Last week, Senator Patty Murray of Washington introduced legislation that would have undone the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling, in which the nation’s highest court found that closely held private corporations can exempt themselves from a federal law requiring them to provide health insurance that covers female contraception. Show More Summary
Bad news: Senator Patty Murray's contraception bill has been shot down. Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds. The...Show More Summary