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Senate mostly follows House plans to kill Obamacare taxes

Here's a look at eight Affordable Care Act taxes that Republicans in both the House and Senate agree on eliminating. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York), joined by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and a mostly hidden Sen. Show More Summary

Led By Patty Murray, Senate Democrats Will Hold the Floor In Protest of Secret Obamacare Repeal Bill

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Eli Sanders Not so fast, secretive healthcare repealers. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES Washington State's Patty Murray, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate health committee, will lead the charge later today as Democrats "hold...Show More Summary

Patty Murray Calls Out Senate Republicans' Secret Obamacare Repeal Strategy

by Eli Sanders Senator Patty Murray to Republicans: hold a damn hearing on your secret Obamacare repeal bill. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Maybe you saw Senator Claire McCaskill demanding that Senate Republicans actually hold a hearing before they try to repeal Obamacare. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Senators Tell DeVos That Delaying Student Loan Rule Would Violate The Law

Four influential Democratic senators ? Dick Durbin (IL), Patti Murray (WA), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) ? have written to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to warn that her department cannot, without engaging in an extensive process, delay or cancel an Obama administration rule providing debt relief for defrauded students. Show More Summary

Sens. Murray, Warren Request Probe of Whether Trump ‘Undermined’ Obamacare

Sens. Patty Murray and Elizabeth Warren have asked the Health and Human Services Department's internal watchdog for an investigation into Trump administration actions that could have "undermined" the Affordable Care Act.

What’s the Cost of Keeping Pharma-Stooge Senators Like Patty Murray in Office?

Why Democratic voters need to turf out Senators who put the profits of drug companies above their constituents' needs.

How raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 will benefit women

In May 2017, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), along with Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage in eight steps to $15 per hour by 2024.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Betsy DeVos appoints campus free speech advocate Adam Kiss…

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Betsy DeVos appoints campus free speech advocate Adam Kissel of FIRE. Leftists flip out. Including “Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), well-known for her defense of Osama bin Laden as a man who built roads, schools, and daycare centers back in 2002, [who] blasted Kissel’s appointment in a statement.” Read the whole […]

Betsy DeVos Blames 'Snail Mail' for Unanswered Requests From Democrats

Washington Senator Patty Murray grilled DeVos on the Trump Administration's perpetual transparency fear. During the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) grilled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on a wide variety of rollbacks, from student loan protections to civil rights. Show More Summary

Sen. Patty Murray asks ethics office to weigh in on pension fund involvement with Trump businesses

Trump's refusal to fully divest from his companies is an ethical quagmire through and through. Now Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, has identified yetShow More Summary

Legislation to Protect LGBTQ People from Discrimination in Credit Reintroduced in Congress

Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) reintroduced the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act, which would amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) to prohibit discrimination in the provision...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Delivers Powerful Message As He Fights To Raise Minimum Wage In U.S., Mexico

Bernie Sanders is reintroducing legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have proposed a bill to raise the federal minimum wage and the new legislation already...Show More Summary

Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act Reintroduced in Congress

Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) reintroduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, which would require colleges and universities to have comprehensive anti-harassment...Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months agoUnited 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

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