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Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

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

Senate's customary vote-a-rama tests both nerves and ideas

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

US Democrats Move Towards $12 Per Hour Minimum Wage

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

Democrats Renew Push For Colleges To Establish Cyberbullying Policies That Cover LGBT Students

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

Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12

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

Legislation Introduced to Ensure Equality in Social Security Benefits

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.

FDA faces more scrutiny in Congress over response to superbug outbreaks

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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.

Democrat senators propose bill to give free birth control and abortifacients to women on Medicaid

'We need to fight back against those who miss that Mad Men era,' says Sen. Patty Murray, a co-sponsor.

The Healthy Families Act: For Healthy Families, Healthy Businesses and a Healthy Economy

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

Congressional Democrats push paid sick leave as it passes in Philadelphia

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

News Roundup: Chatter

  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 […]

AM News Roundup: Annual Testing, NY Teacher Tenure, Anaheim Trigger

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

Patty Murray to Become Top Democrat on HELP Committee

Sen. Patty Murray will become the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee next year.

The Morning News: Patty Murray Can't Call Herself a Chairman Anymore

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Budget Cuts ‘Eroded Our Ability To Respond’ To Ebola

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. Murray Introduces Legislation to Improve Emergency Contraception Education, Access

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.

More Hobby Lobby Insanity: Are We As Dumb As the Democrats Think?

(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

Report: Barbara Boxer 'Laughed Off' Patty Murray's Sexual Harassment Incident

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

Bill To Undo Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails In Senate; May Come Back From Dead Later This Year

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

Senate Republicans Shoot Down Patty Murray's Contraception Bill

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

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