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The 'Obamacare Kid', Five Years Later

If you're like me, you might be wondering where that kid that stood there when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law is today. Owens' story touched Senator Patty Murray so much she shared it with President Obama. Owens' mother lost her job because she missed too much work due to her pulmonary hypertension. Show More Summary

TPP: Will Voters Re-elect Laughing Stocks to the Senate?

Fast Track authority, whose passage is tantamount to passing the TPP, the TTIP, and TISA, goes back to the Senate. Please call your Senators ASAP, particularly Patty Murray (D-WA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Senate bill renews debate over expanded access to contraception

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray's introduction of the Affordability is Access Act this week has renewed debate nationwide about birth control access and affordability. Continue reading ? The post Senate bill renews debate over expanded access to contraception appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Birth Control Access Makes another Major Advancement

Unintended pregnancy has been a serious problem in the past, but developments in health care and bills that require insurance companies to pay for contraception have helped these rates decline. Senator Patty Murray introduced another bill... The post Birth Control Access Makes another Major Advancement appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

Senate Health Committee Announce Health IT Bipartisan Hearings

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced the start of a series of bipartisan hearings on possible solutions to achieve the promise of health IT. Show More Summary

Birth Control Pills a Step Closer to Being Sold Sans Prescription

On Tuesday afternoon Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), announced the Affordability IS Access Act, which would allow FDA-approved birth control pills to be made available over-the-counter.

Senate advances Trade Promotion Authority bill

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

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

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