Chair's Press

11.04.21

Senator Murray Marks Progress In Fight Against COVID, Pushes To Build On Momentum

COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths have all gone down since President Biden announced his plan to fight the Delta surge Vaccination rates have risen, with nearly 80 percent of those 12 and older having received their first dose Earlier today the Biden Administration announced an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers through vaccination and other public health measures to prevent COVID-19 spread at work Senator Murray: "The President's decisive actions, and the ha… Continue Reading


11.04.21

Senator Murray Statement on OSHA Safety Standard Requiring Vaccination

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the issuance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) impacting over 80 million workers in private sector businesses with 100 or more employees-or over two-thirds of the private sector workforce. The ETS requires that covered employers ensure their workers eit… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Senate Confirms Raj Nayak to Serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy

Senate confirms Raj Nayak by a vote of 54-45 Senator Murray: "If we are going to build back stronger and fairer from this pandemic, then our federal agencies must be fully staffed with highly qualified people who will help us tackle the many challenges hurting workers, retirees, and their families. And Mr. Nayak already has an impressive track record of doing just that." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, the Senate voted to confirm Raj Nayak to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy … Continue Reading


11.03.21

Murray Applauds Steps to Lower Patients’ Drug Costs in Build Back Better

House bill includes recently announced deal to give Medicare new power to negotiate lower drug prices in Build Back Better Deal would also cap insulin costs at $35 a dose, and out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for seniors and people with disabilities at $2,000 a year Murray: "This deal represents a long overdue first step on Medicare negotiation that will help patients across the country save money on their prescriptions." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-… Continue Reading


11.03.21

Senator Murray Statement on Inclusion of Paid Leave in the House Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on Speaker Pelosi including paid leave in the House Build Back Better Act. Senator Murray has long fought for paid family and medical leave, and has been helping lead the fight to add it back to the Build Back Better package. "Working families-and in particular working moms-have spoken out, told their stories, and made it cr… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Senator Murray on Inclusion of Policies to Strengthen Worker Protections and Hold Corporations Accountable in Build Back Better

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on key provisions to protect workers and hold corporations accountable that were included in the Democrats' Build Back Better package. These provisions increase monetary penalties of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act; establish … Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murray On Maternal Health, Health Equity in Build Back Better Framework

Build Back Better would support over 100,000 maternal health workers, help over one million patients get maternal health care over the next decade Framework would also address inequities in health care, diversify the health care workforce, and bring health providers to underserved communities Senator Murray released a report on health equity last year with recommendations to improve care for communities of color Murray: "This bill will help expecting parents get the care they need." … Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murray Statement on Lowering Health Care Costs, Getting More Americans Covered In Build Back Better

Framework would provide coverage and reduce health care costs for millions of people across the country Build Back Better takes steps to close the coverage gap, expand hearing benefits, and extend health care provisions from the American Rescue Plan Senators Murray: "Building back better means making sure health care is a right, not a privilege that depends on your income or zip code." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murray: Build Back Better Framework Strengthens Public Health Infrastructure

Build Back Better framework will help public health departments modernize data systems, develop lab capacity, build their workforce, communicate about vaccines, address health inequities, and more Support for federal preparedness work will help develop tests, vaccines, treatments and shore up national stockpiles of critical medical equipment Senator Murray: "We know all too well how steps like these can save lives when crisis strikes." Murray has championed pandemic preparedness as HEL… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Senator Murray on Home- and Community-Based Services in Build Back Better Framework: A “Historic Shift” in How We Prioritize Care for People with Disabilities and Older Americans

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on how the Democrats' Build Back Better framework will expand home- and community-based services (HCBS) to ensure older adults and people with disabilities get the care they need, and ensure caregivers get the pay and benefits they deserve. "For far too long, people with disabilities and older Americans have struggled to a… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Senator Murray Applauds Landmark Investments in Build Back Better Framework to Get Students and Workers the Training and Education They Need to Succeed

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the landmark investments included in Democrats' Build Back Better framework to ensure that students and workers across the country can get the education and workforce training they need to succeed in a 21st century economy. The Build Back Better incudes a historic $20 billion to expand workforce training programs and he… Continue Reading


10.28.21

Murray, Former Preschool Teacher and Long-Time Senate Leader on Child Care, On Historic Proposals to Make Child Care Affordable to Working Families & Establish Universal Pre-K in Build Back Better Framework

Former pre-school teacher Senator Murray has fought to solve our child care crisis since she first got into office, and spearheaded the efforts to ensure that historic policies were included in the Build Back Better Senate framework announced today (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, former preschool teacher and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced her strong support for the largest investments in child care and pre-… Continue Reading


10.26.21

HELP Committee Advances DOL, ED, CNCS, NMB Nominees

Senator Murray: "I know these nominees all have the experience needed to help support workers, students, and families across the country, and I'll be pushing hard to get their nominations across the finish line." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a mark-up to advance nominees to the Department of Education (ED), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Corporation for National and Community Servi… Continue Reading


10.25.21

Senate Confirms Doug Parker to Serve as Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health

Senate votes to confirm Doug Parker by a vote of 50-41 Senator Murray: "At every step in his career, Mr. Parker has been a dogged advocate for worker safety-and I have no doubt that will continue when he is confirmed to lead OSHA." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the Senate voted to confirm Doug Parker to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by a vote of 50-41. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate… Continue Reading


10.22.21

ICYMI: Senator Murray, ACOG’s Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio Push to Protect Abortion Rights on Twitter Live

Senator Murray: "This is the health care that ensures everyone can control their own bodies, lives and futures. It's absolutely critical. And I urge everyone to speak out, make themselves heard, and fight to protect reproductive rights." ***WATCH THE TWITTER LIVE HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - This week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio, an OB-GYN and Lead for Equity Transformation fo… Continue Reading


10.20.21

Senate Confirms Catherine Lhamon to Serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights

Senate votes to confirm Catherine Lhamon by a vote of 51-50 Senator Murray: "Ms. Lhamon is a highly qualified nominee. She has a long track record that proves she is a champion for students through and through-and that's exactly what students need." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, the Senate voted to confirm Catherine Lhamon to serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education (ED) by a vote off 51-50, with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. In re… Continue Reading


10.13.21

Murray, Smith Applaud Biden Administration Step To Support Sustainable Investing

Department of Labor reverses course from Trump Administration, affirms ERISA fiduciaries may consider environmental, social, and governance factors in investment decisions Senators Murray and Smith: "This new rule will help build a future for families that is more just, diverse, sustainable, and financially secure." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), a me… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Murray Urges Confirmation for Department of Labor Nominees to Protect Workers and Retirees

Senator Murray: "Our nation has an enormous challenge ahead to build back from this pandemic stronger and fairer. It's going to take additional bold relief-which Democrats are continuing to fight for-and it's going to take experienced leaders like Ms. Gomez and Mr. Rodriguez at key agencies like EBSA and ETA." (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a hearing urging her colleagues to suppor… Continue Reading


10.07.21

Senator Murray Statement on a Federal Judge Blocking Enforcement of the Texas’ Cruel and Dangerous Abortion Ban

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granting the Biden Administration's request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of SB8, Texas' dangerous abortion ban. The law had been in effect since September 1, meaning that patients in Texas have been without their constitutionally protected right to… Continue Reading


10.06.21

Senate Confirms Lisa Brown, Gwen Graham, and Roberto Rodríguez to the Department of Education

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement on the Senate confirming Lisa Brown to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Education, Gwen Graham to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Legislation and Congressional Affairs, and Roberto Rodríguez to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development: "Over … Continue Reading

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