The budgeteers: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Rep.Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Good news from budget negotiating land. Common sense—namely, that more spending cuts for people already hurting...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Signs of progress began to emerge in U.S. budget talks on Tuesday as top Senate Democratic negotiator Patty Murray said she sees a path toward an agreement to ease automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray said on Tuesday that she is seeing some progress in budget negotiations and that there is a path towards an agreement to ease automatic "sequester" spending cuts.
The budget talks continue to grind on this week, with the terms of the debate lining up almost exactly where they’ve been for the last five years. Republicans want spending cuts, and Democrats want tax increases. Sen. Patty Murray, the Democrats’ lead negotiator, has been holding the line on preventing cuts to key social insurance […]
Sen. Patty Murray was one of three pro-abortion members of the U.S. Senate today to take to the Senate floor to condemn a new bill that bans abortions after five months of pregnancy. Murrary, a Washington Democrat, claims the bill is a waste of time and not worthy of debate. “The American people have spoken […]
Today Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chairs of the House and Senate Budget committees, kicked off the first session of the conference committee charged with hammering out a federal budget deal for Fiscal Year 2014. Show More Summary
Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) are charged with trying to negotiate a compromise on the budget -- no small task with the divide between the two parties these days. But we've found some common ground in their campaign finance history -- answer our quiz and you could win a CRP prize!
October 21, 2013 The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senator 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Paul Ryan United States Congress 1233 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator...Show More Summary
As part of the deal to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, negotiators from both parties have until December 13 to figure out "a long-term blueprint for tax and spending policies over the next decade." But, says the New York Times: There is deep skepticism in both parties that Representative Paul D. Show More Summary
The Washington Post article on the budget agreement told readers: "Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) was to have breakfast Thursday morning with her House counterpart, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), to start a new round of talks aimed at averting another crisis. Show More Summary
A deal is coming together in the Senate to end the shutdown, raise the debt ceiling, and then begin work on major tax and spending reform. Who put it together? In a Senate still dominated by men, women on both sides of the partisan divide proved to be the driving forces that shaped a negotiated settlement. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Senate Democratic leaders emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama Saturday evening saying they were more cohesive than ever. Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, Chuck Schumer of New York, Patty Murray of Washington and Dick Durbin of Illinois had a "very productive meeting" with the President, according to a Senate Democratic […]
Statement from Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the Senate Budget Committee chair, who has been at the center of the stalled budget negotiations all year: After blocking Senate Democrats' attempts to start a budget conference 18 times overShow More Summary
Kudos to NPR All Things Considered anchor Robert Siegel, who on Thursday night pressed liberal Sen. Patty Murray to consider that perhaps Democrats might want to bend a little on Obamacare. He cited a Pew poll showing the partisan blame...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Patty Murray blasted one of several new ads attacking Obamacare for being "deplorable and sexist" on Friday. The ads are by a libertarian group, Generation Opportunity, which feature young people who go to a doctor's appointment only to have an intentionally creepy Uncle Sam pop up ready to give them an […]
If you value transit investments in the Puget Sound there is really no substitute for Senator Patty Murray: Sen. Patty Murray today announced that Sound Transit will receive two TIGER grants totaling $24 million. The grants, secured in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation, will help add new HOV lanes across Lake Washington […]
Recently, Senators Patty Murray (D-OR) and Maria Cantwell (D-OR) have proposed significant alterations to the US’ port maintenance and funding regime. The United States has long maintained a “Harbor Maintenance Tax” (HMT) to finance exactly that: harbor maintenance. Show More Summary
On Thursday, August 15th, at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe will
Via Taegan Goddard, Roll Call has the story. Jeff Bezos has given $5,000 each year to his Amazon corporate PAC from 2000 to the present. In earlier years he has given to home-state members of Congress, including Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and then-Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash. He has also given to […]
According to a press release issued by their offices, U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-Minn) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced that… Continue Reading The post Lawmakers Want to Boost Pell Grant Funding appeared first on Frugal Dad.