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Senate Health Committee Passes Legislation to Improve Health IT for Patients, Doctors, Hospitals

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced that the Senate health committee has unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that will improve health information technology. The Improving Health Information Technology Act (S. Show More Summary

On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Choice Advocate Says Today's Political Climate Is the "Worst I've Ever Seen It"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Senator Patty Murray: "A right means nothing without the ability to access that right." Hg Today is the 43rd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that said a woman's right to have an abortion is protected by the rights to privacy granted in the U.S. Show More Summary

Senate Health Committee Release Draft Bill to Improve Health IT for Docs, Patients

To inform the committee’s final legislation, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released for feedback a staff discussion draft of the committee’s bipartisan legislation to improve health IT, including EHRs. Show More Summary

Obama Signs New Education Law Granting States Greater Authority

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

    President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee’s ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” Thursday, Dec. Show More Summary

Senate Defeats Amendment to Send $1 Billion to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Businesses

The Senate today is debating a reconciliation bill that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Leading up to a vote on the bill, the Senate defeated an amendment from pro-abortion Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Ron Wyden of Oregon that would send $1 billion in taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood and abortion businesses. […]

Patty Murray introduces Social Security expansion bill for women

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here’s further evidence of how far the debate on Social Security has come among elected Democrats in the last few years:  Sen. Patty Murray, part of the leadership team, is reintroducing legislation to expand benefits for women. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Show More Summary

Democrats Propose Social Security Change to Help Single Women

Congressional Democrats want to change Social Security to address problems faced by older single women, who are disproportionately impoverished in retirement. Under a proposal from Washington Sen. Patty Murray released Tuesday, unmarried,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: A Worrisome Poll for Patty Murray, a Council Majority Against Sawant, and Free Healthcare!

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Patty Murray: Politically vulnerable? Courtesy of Senator Patty Murray Potentially Bad Poll Numbers for Patty Murray: "A new poll finds U.S. Sen. Patty Murray with tepid job-approval numbers — but a big early lead over her Republican challenger — as she gears up for her re-election campaign in 2016," Jim Brunner reports. Show More Summary

6 Stories That Illustrate Why We Need to Pass the WAGE Act

We've been covering the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), an important piece of legislation for protecting and expanding the rights of working people. Show More Summary

Rep. Scott Lays Out the Case for the WAGE Act

Last month, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, legislation designed to strengthen protections for working people who join together to make positive change at work and make sure corporations that violate working people's rights face real consequences. Show More Summary

Cue the radical right: Paul Ryan's a lousy liberal

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I don't want it and you can't have it! It was only a matter of time before right wingers launched an all-out assault on Paul Ryan as too liberal. He did, after all, forge that compromise (what?!) with Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat (gasp!), in 2013 to keep the government open (for shame!). Show More Summary

Obama stumps for Sen. Murray in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama looked toward the 2016 elections Friday evening, stumping for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray with a fundraiser in Washington state. Obama called the four-term senator "one of my favorite people inShow More Summary

Obama stumps for Sen. Murray in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking toward the 2016 elections, stumping for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray with a fundraiser in her home state. [...] Murray is leaving nothing to chance, particularly after her narrow victory with just 52 percent of the vote in 2010, her closest Senate contest yet.

Senator Patty Murray Calls for Congressional Action on Gun Violence

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Citing last year's horrific shooting at Seattle Pacific University, as well as other similar tragedies, today Senator Patty Murray demanded—as so many others have demanded—that Congress adopt a comprehensive approach to gun control legislation. Though...Show More Summary

Support for the WAGE Act Continues to Grow

Recently, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the WAGE Act, an attempt to solidify and strengthen protections for working people. Since the legislation was introduced, more and more voices have been joining the chorus calling for Congress to approve the act.

Illegally fired for exercising your rights at work? You should be able to sue

The new bill to strengthen penalties against employers who illegally fire workers for collective action that Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott introduced in Congress on Wednesday would do more than just deter those illegal firings, argue the Century Foundation’s Richard Kahlenberg and Moshe Marvit: it would reframe union rights as civil rights. The […]

Illegally fired for exercising your rights at work? You should be able to sue

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Walmart workers are among those who've faced employer retaliation for their organizing efforts. The new bill to strengthen penalties against employers who illegally fire workers for collective action that Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby...Show More Summary

Union supporters are illegally fired all the time. Democrats have a bill to make that harder.

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) When workers try to organize, one of the most effective ways their bosses shut down the effort is simple: fire a few leading union supporters. It's illegal, sure, but it takes a long time for the National Labor...Show More Summary

Introducing the WAGE Act to Strengthen the Rights of Working People

Today, members of Congress, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), proposed the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, legislation designed to strengthen protections for working people who join together...Show More Summary

The WAGE Act Will Help Strengthen Worker Protections, Raise Wages, and Improve Working Conditions

On Sept. 16, 2015, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act, legislation to strengthen protections for workers who want to raise wages and improve workplace conditions.

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