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Murray Introduces Legislation to Build and Maintain Core Public Health Infrastructure Needed to Save Lives, Fight Threats Like COVID-19

Senator Murray introduces Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act Bill would establish a dedicated $4.5 billion fund to build and maintain nation's public health infrastructure at every level Senator Murray: "Public health infrastructure saves lives-and the better funded and prepared our public health system is before a crisis, the more lives it will be able to save during one." Senator Murray: "We cannot afford to ignore this reality, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic contin… Continue Reading


HEALTH EQUITY: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, New Report From Senator Murray Outlines Roots of Systemic Racism and Inequality in U.S. Health Care, Lays Out Recommendations For Congressional Action

Senator Murray: "This report is a call to action. We can-and must-do better." Senator Murray releases new report that outlines how the U.S. health system has failed communities of color and offers recommendations for how to address continuing inequality and racism (Washington, D.C.) -Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a 44-page report, "COVID-19 & Achieving Health Equity: Congressional Action i… Continue Reading


Murray On Trump’s Attempts to Hide His Plan to Gut Pre-Ex Protections: “No One Is Falling For This”

Murray calls out President Trump, Senate Republicans for rushing SCOTUS nominee ahead of Nov. 10th arguments on partisan health care lawsuit, while failing to act on serious COVID-19 relief (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump announcing several new executive orders regarding health care, even as he argues in court to… Continue Reading


Murray, Brown, DeLauro Introduce Landmark Bill Expanding Labor Laws to Protect Workers

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Labor, introduced the Worker Flexibility and Small Business Protection Act, a landmark bill that will expand labor laws to protect workers classified as independent contractors and workers at s… Continue Reading


Murray Votes to Protect Workers By Confirming Jocelyn Samuels to the EEOC and Votes NO on Republicans’ Anti-Worker Nominees

Senator Murray votes to confirm Jocelyn Samuels, a champion of workers' rights, to the EEOC Senator Murray votes against Republican EEOC nominees Andrea Lucas and Keith Sonderling, cites their long records of fighting for corporations instead of workers Murray: "As the coronavirus continues to impact workplaces across the country, workers are facing unprecedented challenges… They need a champion at the EEOC who will work tirelessly to defend their rights. Jocelyn Samuels is that … Continue Reading


Murray Outlines Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Failures, Pushes to Prevent Further Political Interference

Murray details missteps of Trump Administration's failed COVID-19 response as death toll tops 200,000 Trump Administration has repeatedly downplayed the crisis while undermining and overruling experts at public health agencies on the frontlines of the nation's response Murray introduced the STOP Act yesterday, legislation to provide accountability and transparency to end political interference in the COVID-19 response Murray: "So much has changed since those early days of this crisis… Continue Reading


Murray Stops Republican Effort to Undermine Reproductive Rights, Access to Medication Abortion; Republicans Block Murray-Schumer Bill To Stop Political Interference In Pandemic Response

Murray calls out Republicans for prioritizing efforts to attack health care and reproductive rights amid COVID-19 pandemic Murray: "I can't believe I have to say this, but we need to be taking steps to make this crisis better-not worse." Murray countered by calling for unanimous consent to pass legislation to stop political interference in the COVID-19 response-which Republicans opposed (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health… Continue Reading


Democrats Call On Republicans to Stand for Science, Support Bill to Stop Trump Administration’s Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

Democrats introduce legislation to fight political interference in the COVID-19 response following barrage of alarming instances of Trump Administration meddling in scientific work Schumer: "We simply cannot trust this administration to protect the American people, which is why Congress must step in. America will not defeat this virus if people do not have confidence that treatments, vaccines and guidance are approved with only public health goals in mind." Murray: "Now is the time for… Continue Reading


As Students Struggle to Afford College Amid COVID Crisis, Murray Urges Action to Make Financial Aid Process Easier

At HELP hearing, Murray pushes Congress to make the financial aid process easier for students experiencing homelessness, students in foster care, and students whose families have low-incomes Murray: "The FAFSA must be a tool that expands access to higher education not a barrier that prevents qualified students from getting the financial aid they need to go to college." ***Watch Senator Murray's Opening Remarks HERE*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a Senate Health, Education, Labor… Continue Reading


Murray: Trump Administration’s Vaccine Plan “Still Missing Far Too Many Pieces”

Murray responds to vaccine plan from Trump Administration that remains silent on crucial questions, including when it comes to researching, developing, reviewing, and manufacturing safe and effective vaccines Murray: "This is one part of a complicated puzzle that is still missing far too many pieces." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in res… Continue Reading


Murray Applauds US Commission on Civil Rights Recommendation to Finally End the Use of Subminimum Wages for Workers With Disabilities

Murray: "Paying workers with disabilities a subminimum wage is discrimination-plain and simple-and it's way past time we repeal this outdated policy." (Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, applauded the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) for its report recommending that Congress finally repeal Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which allows employers to pay workers with di… Continue Reading


Murray Calls for Independent Investigation & Action to Address Chilling Report of Medical Neglect, Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center

Whistleblower report from ICE nurse alleges refusal to test for COVID-19, mass hysterectomies forced on patients, and medical neglect Murray calls for investigation by DHS Inspector General Murray: "This chilling report offers a painful reminder that some of the darkest chapters of our country's history are still echoing today, and should shock the conscience of every soul in the nation." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate H… Continue Reading


Murray Calls College Sports System a “Glaring Example of Racial and Economic Inequity” and Demands Fair Compensation for College Athletes

At HELP hearing, Murray highlights how the college sports industry exploits athletes-many of whom are Black-while coaches and NCAA officials make millions In her opening remarks, Murray urged Congress to ensure that college athletes are fairly compensated, are protected by health and safety standards, have access to health care, and receive a quality education Murray: "For too long, the $15 billion college sports industry has been a glaring example of economic and racial inequity-one wh… Continue Reading


Murray Demands Azar Fire Trump HHS Advisor for Actively Undermining COVID-19 Response

Murray: "If Secretary Azar believes his responsibility is to the American public and not to President Trump, he should demand Mr. Caputo's resignation today." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, called on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar to fire Michael A. Caputo, a political appointee at the HHS who led efforts to revise scientific publications at CDC to sui… Continue Reading


Murray: “The Trump Administration Needs to Leave the Science to the Scientists, Immediately, Full Stop.”

New report details efforts from Trump Administration's political appointees to manipulate key scientific publications from CDC experts Murray: "By repeatedly interfering with the work of our public health agencies for political benefit, the Trump Administration is showing a dangerous disregard for truth, facts, science, and most importantly, American lives." Murray: "The Trump Administration needs to leave the science to the scientists, immediately, full stop." (Washington, D.C.) - Toda… Continue Reading


Murray Votes Against Partisan, Inadequate GOP COVID-19 Bill; Urges Republicans Back to Negotiating Table

Murray: "Democrats have been at the table ready to get to work on real COVID-19 relief for months and we absolutely still are." Murray will continue pushing for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that delivers for students, workers, and families (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on her vote to oppose the Senate Republicans' harmful and partisan… Continue Reading


Murray: No Time to Waste Ensuring FDA Moves Forward In Protecting Kids From Tobacco Products

Murray calls for urgent action, transparency following deadline for manufacturers of e-cigarettes and other deemed tobacco products to file marketing applications with FDA Murray: "Now that this important and long-delayed deadline has finally arrived, we must hold the Trump Administration accountable to acting with the urgency that the crisis of youth tobacco use demands." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and … Continue Reading


Murray Calls for Transparency to Ensure President Trump’s Political Interference Doesn’t Derail COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

At HELP hearing on vaccines, Murray calls for public health experts to explain how they will resist political interference from President Trump Murray spelled out steps FDA and CDC should take to be transparent about the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines Murray continued pushing for comprehensive, national vaccines plan, like she called for in her vaccines white paper Murray sent letters to Secretary Azar and FDA Commissioner Hahn last week warning against political i… Continue Reading


Senator Murray: Republicans’ Harmful COVID-19 Package is “Wasting Time People Don’t Have”

Murray: "We'll know Senate Republicans are serious about COVID-19 relief when they stop insisting on harmful policies that have zero chance of becoming law and zero ability to meet our communities' deep needs. Until then, they're still wasting time people don't have." (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans' recently released … Continue Reading


Senator Murray: Assessments are Critical for Improving Equity Among K-12 Students, But Schools Need Federal Support to Carry Them Out

Murray: "Especially when it comes to the disparities that harm so many students of color, students with disabilities and students whose families have low incomes, we've got to have data that shows us where we're falling short so we can better support those students." Murray: "But let me be clear-if President Trump and Republicans are in any way serious about ensuring schools can keep our kids learning, they've got to stop blocking our bill to finally provide schools with the resources they n… Continue Reading

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