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Bernie Sanders And Democrats Are Introducing A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Senator Patty Murray Is Trying to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy Nationwide

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Legislation to Protect Consumers from Fraudulent “Conversion Therapy” Reintroduced in Congress

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

U.S. senator seeks data on infection outbreak linked to 'repaired' Olympus scope

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...

Morning News: Patty Murray Will Vote No for GOP's Supreme Court Pick, You Will Not Find One McDonald's That Would Hire the Black Equivalent of Trump

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

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

2 Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

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 »

‘Congratulations on the brown table’: CNN panel mocks lack of diversity at GOP Freedom Caucus meeting

last monthNews : The Raw Story

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...

Betsy DeVos’s “School Choice” Fallacy

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

Key Democratic senator outlines a case against school vouchers

In a memo to colleagues, Sen. Patty Murray said “school choice” sounds good in theory but falls short in practice.

Call Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Ask Them to Filibuster Gorsuch

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Women’s Health Services Face Cuts in the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Bill

2 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

Democratic Senator Patty Murray calls the Obamacare replacement bill a "slap in the face" to women

Washington state senators urge Trump team to allow sale of recreational marijuana

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 »

Betsy DeVos gets it right on HBCUs ... but wrong on plagiarism

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

A Mild-Mannered Woman From Washington Is The Democrats' Deadliest Weapon

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Democratic Senators Demand to Know Why Betsy DeVos Took Down Website for Disabled Students

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

The Morning News: WA Senator Patty Murray to Vote No on Trump Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions, a Quick State of the Media

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

After unprecedented opposition, Betsy DeVos is likely to squeak through to become secretary of Education

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...

WATCH LIVE: Democrats' Last Stand Against Betsy DeVos

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Betsy DeVos Responds to Senator Patty Murray’s Question about SPED and Private Schools

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

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