Chair's Press

05.13.21

Murray Calls for Forward-Looking Retirement Policies As COVID-19 Worsens Financial Outlook for Working Families


05.12.21

HELP Committee Democrats Vote to Advance Jocelyn Samuels, Seema Nanda, Jennifer Abruzzo

EEOC Commissioner nominee Jocelyn Samuels advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 14-8 Solicitor for the Department of Labor nominee Seema Nanda advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 14-8 General Counsel of the NLRB nominee Jennifer Abruzzo receives a vote of 11-11, awaits a full Senate vote to discharge the nomination Senator Murray: "We need to make sure our economy works for working families-and that means confirming strong, qualified leaders who are committe… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Senator Murray Praises Secretary Cardona’s Reversal of “Cruel” DeVos Rule Restricting Emergency Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

Senator Murray: "It shouldn't matter if you are undocumented or a DACA recipient-every student struggling because of this pandemic deserves access to emergency aid that can make all the difference." Last year, Senator Murray pushed the Trump Administration to follow Congressional intent and ensure undocumented students and DACA recipients could access emergency financial aid (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and P… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Murray On Pandemic Response: “We Have Come a Long Way, But More Work Lies Ahead”

Murray discussed progress made so far, and emphasized how addressing outbreaks in India and across the world is critical to protecting U.S. families from COVID-19 Senator Murray: "We have come a long way these last few months. But even as we are encouraged by the progress so far, we are all keenly aware that more work lies ahead … People get that when there's a fire down the street, it is in their best interests to put it out before it gets to their family's home-not to mention that h… Continue Reading


05.07.21

Murray, Scott Ask Government Watchdog to Review Funds Responsible for the Retirement Security of Millions

Murray, Scott ask GAO to review target-date funds, a common default investment option for employer-sponsored retirement plans Over $1.5 trillion is invested in target-date funds Chairs: "The millions of families who trust their financial futures to target-date funds, need to know these programs are working as advertised and providing the retirement security promised." (Washington, D.C.) - Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HEL… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Murray Praises Food and Drug Administration Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Murray and colleagues have repeatedly urged FDA to take action to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars Murray: "This is an important step in the decades long fight against the public health menace of tobacco." Murray 2020 Health Equity Report: "Action to prohibit the use of flavors in little cigars and to prohibit menthol in cigarettes is particularly important in order to address the disproportionate impact of tobacco on Black Americans." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Pa… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Murray Urges Confirmation for NLRB Nominee Jennifer Abruzzo and Labor Nominee Seema Nanda

At the hearing, Murray highlighted the importance of confirming Abruzzo and Nanda to help safeguard workers' rights Murray emphasized Jennifer Abruzzo's decades of service at the NLRB and Seema Nanda's record of defending workers against unfair hiring practices Senator Murray: "Ms. Abruzzo and Ms. Nanda both have long records as champions of workers and defenders of workers' rights." ***WATCH SENATOR MURRAY'S OPENING REMARKS HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a hearing of th… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Chair Murray, Ranking Member Burr Announce the Beginning of Bipartisan Legislative Efforts to Improve Nation’s Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response Programs

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a Dear Colleague letter to announce the beginning of bipartisan discussions to consider how to better prepare the nation for future public health emergencies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senators announced they intend to work together to develop bipartisan legislation to consider lessons learned during the COVID-19 respon… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Senator Murray Calls for Action on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Crises Worsened by COVID-19 Pandemic

Murray chairs HELP hearing to shed light on how COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health and substance use disorder crises Murray spoke about the shortage of mental health care workers, the potential for tools like telehealth to help people get care, and the importance of addressing root causes of stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma Last year the U.S. saw a record-setting number of drug overdose deaths Senator Murray: "Even before this pandemic, we were fighting epidemics of suici… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Murray on Biden’s Free Community College Proposal in the American Families Plan: “A Bold First Step”

Senator Murray: "In order to build back an economy that works for everyone, we need to ensure all students can get the education and skills they need succeed." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on President Biden's proposal to guarantee two years of free community college as part of the American Families Plan. Yesterday, Senator Murray joined Senator Baldwin, C… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Senator Murray Praises Paid Leave in American Families Plan

Senator Murray has long been a champion of paid leave, and re-introduced the FAMILY Act alongside Senator Gillibrand and Congresswoman DeLauro in February Senator Murray: "It's long past time this country establish a national family and medical leave program, and I'm grateful that President Biden recognizes just how critical these policies are to building an economy that works for everyone." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, … Continue Reading


04.28.21

Murray, Scott Praise Biden’s Child Care Plan, Modeled After Child Care for Working Families Act

American Families Plan modeled after Chair Murray and Scott's Child Care for Working Families Act, which the members re-introduced last week Child care plan would ensure high-quality, affordable child care for working families (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, released the following state… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Murray, Baldwin, Scott, Levin Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Two Free Years of Community College

The America's College Promise Act creates federal-state partnerships to provide two years of tuition-free access to community or technical college programs that lead to a degree or industry-recognized credential (Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI), member of the House Education & Labor Committee, and Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-V… Continue Reading


04.27.21

Former Preschool Teacher & HELP Chair Murray Leads Hearing on Strengthening America’s Child Care Sector

Murray underscores importance of ensuring quality, affordable child care for working families Last week, Senator Murray re-introduced Child Care for Working Families Act Senator Murray: "If we are going to rebuild from this crisis stronger, and fairer … we can't do it without child care for every working family." ***WATCH SENATOR MURRAY'S OPENING REMARKS HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HEL… Continue Reading


04.23.21

What They’re Saying: Senator Murray’s Child Care for Working Families Act

"…the United States has never meaningfully invested in architecting a high-quality, affordable early learning system to support all families. The Child Care for Working Families Act would break that precedent by making child care affordable for all families" "[P]rovides a comprehensive solution to our child care crisis… America's moms want Congress to pass the Child Care for Working Families Act immediately" "Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA)… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Senator Murray, HELP Committee Look at How to Protect Biomedical Research from Undue Foreign Influence

Murray underscores need for transparency and continued global collaboration in biomedical research to make lifesaving discoveries for patients and families Senator Murray: "Our ability to lead the world in biomedical research is directly tied to our ability to work with the world on biomedical research-but successful collaboration requires trust, and trust requires transparency." ***WATCH SENATOR MURRAY'S OPENING REMARKS HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Murray, Scott Reintroduce Child Care for Working Families Act

Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure access to high-quality, affordable child care for working families and improve wages for child care workers (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, comprehensive legislation to address the child care c… Continue Reading


04.21.21

HELP Committee Votes to Advance Labor and Education Nominees Julie Su, Cindy Marten, James Kvaal

Deputy Secretary of Labor nominee Julie Su advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 13-9 Deputy Secretary of Education nominee Cindy Marten advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 14-8 Under Secretary of Education nominee James Kvaal advanced out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 19-3 Senator Murray: "We saw at our hearings that these nominees are all well-qualified for the roles and prepared for the work ahead." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, the Senate Health… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Senator Murray Leads Hearing on Strengthening Workforce Programs to Address COVID-19 Job Crisis

Murray highlights importance of boosting workforce programs and supporting working families who have been most impacted by the pandemic Senator Murray: "We must provide workers with pathways to good jobs and support life-long learning opportunities. This is why our nation's workforce programs are so important." ***WATCH SENATOR MURRAY'S OPENING REMARKS HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Co… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Senator Murray Urges Department of Education to Help Schools Address AAPI Discrimination and Harassment

Senator Murray: "In the midst of the rise of anti-AAPI violence, the need for clear guidance to K-12 schools and institutions of higher education takes on a special urgency for students, staff, and community members from AAPI communities." (Washington, D.C.)-Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, urged Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to ensure K-12 schools, colleges, and universities take additional steps to address the … Continue Reading

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