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Senate advances Trade Promotion Authority bill

The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, cutting off a Democratic filibuster. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chris...Show More Summary

One State Is Trying To Prevent Walmart From Double Dipping In Your Wallet

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The minimum wage battle has been at the front and center of the current news cycle, and at the end of April, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.) introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour (and eliminate the low tipped minimum wage). Show More Summary

Sen. Murray and Rep. Israel Introduce Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) reintroduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act.

Op-ed: Sen. Patty Murray Says GOP Needs to Help Protect LGBT Families

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants reassurance that even if the Supreme Court rules against marriage equality, all same-sex married couples have equal access to Social Security benefits. read more

SENATE: GOP Searches for Patty Murray Challenger. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee might be Sen. Patty

SENATE: GOP Searches for Patty Murray Challenger. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee might be Sen. Patty Murray’s best friend in 2016. A Republican operative confirmed to CQ Roll Call the party is looking to target Murray this cycle, but with many of the state’s most eligible Republicans expressing more interest in challenging the Democratic governor, a […]

Raise the Wage Act Is More Rhetoric than Reality

When U.S Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Raise the Wage Act on April 30, they promised that their bill would “raise wages for nearly 38 million American workers.” Their bill...Show More Summary

Democrats Propose Most Ambitious Minimum Wage Bill Yet

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) are introducing a minimum wage bill on Thursday that would raise the federal floor from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020, eliminate the lower tipped minimum wage that currently stands at $2.13 an hour, and automatically increase it as […]

Minimum Waging War On The GOP

Democrats are serious about making Republicans side with the 1% again with a new $12 hourly minimum wage bill. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) are introducing a minimum wage bill on Thursday that would raise the federal floor from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour by [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Screw $10.10, Democrats now pushing for a $12 minimum wage

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) While many states—including red states—have raised their minimum wages in recent years, the federal minimum wage has stayed stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. Democrats keep proposing to raise it, and Republicans...Show More Summary

Senate Health Committee Announce EHR Improvement Workgroups

On Wednesday, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced a bipartisan, full committee working group to identify ways to improve electronic health records (EHRs). “After...Show More Summary

Senator Patty Murray: A Champion for Paid Sick Days

The Healthy Families Act has a new Senate sponsor, Senator Patty Murray, and she's proving to be not just a backer but a champion for paid sick days. A few weeks ago, Sen. Murray surprised many observers by introducing a non-binding budget amendment calling for workers to earn seven paid sick days -- the terms of the Healthy Families Act. Show More Summary

Quotes: Patty Murray's Remarkable Negotiating Skills (Are They Enough?)

[Compromise] doesn’t mean that you come in here and say, ‘Lamar, I’ll do whatever you say. I want a bill out of here and you write it and I compromised because I’m with you... That’s not compromise from either side.-- US Senator Patty Murray in TNR (Patty Murray's Negotiating Skill Has Made Her the Democratic Dealmaker)

Deal With It

If you only casually follow politics, you probably don’t know much about Senator Patty Murray. She's rarely on TV or in the headlines. She’s not inclined to tear into her Republican colleagues or give floor speeches that go viral, like Senator Elizabeth Warren does. But Murray has become one of

TRCP Celebrates Achievements of D.C. Champions for Sportsmen, Wildlife, and Conservation Funding

Dr. Steven A. Williams, Sen. Lamar Alexander, and Sen. Patty Murray recognized at seventh annual awards dinner WASHINGTON, D.C. – At its seventh annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner last night, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership proudly honored lifelong conservation leader Dr. Show More Summary

Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Workers' rights advocates weren’t expecting 15 Republicans to vote in favor of giving American workers the chance to earn paid sick days, as they did last month. Image: Senator Patty Murray/ Youtube The post Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Durbin Claims He Has Votes to Remain Whip

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) “says he has the votes to remain Democratic whip two years from now — although senators asked by CQ Roll Call are loath to publicly declare their support and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington has yet [...]

Dems Unite Around $12 Minimum Wage

Patty Murray really ought to be the Senate Majority Leader after Reid leaves. She really gets things done! WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are uniting around a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour. Within theShow More Summary

What Will Patty Murray Do?

Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) two decades in office “have been marked by her knack for turning her vanilla-ness into an asset to pass big bills and accrue power. Lawmakers in both parties say she has a high trustworthiness quotient… Now, [...]

Racers coach Steve Prohm signs JUCO transfers Jones, Patty

Murray State coach Steve Prohm signs JUCO transfers Bryce Jones, A.J. Patty to play for Racers        

Patty Murray Vows To Pursue ‘Every Avenue' For Paid Sick Leave

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Last month the Senate passed a measure during the midnight hours that has one lawmaker pretty pumped up. The issue: paid sick days for all Americans. It’s something Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) feels "really strongly about.”...Show More Summary

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