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  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee hearing on Continuing America’s Leadership in Medical Innovation for Patients. In her remarks, Murray called for bipartisanship and continued investments to build on and...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President Obama’s proposed Student Aid Bill of Rights. “I am very glad that the President proposed a Student Aid Bill of Rights to help borrowers enroll in affordable...
  • Through increased information and access, the 21st Century Women’s Health Act empowers women across the country to take charge of their health care and their futures The 21st Century Women’s Health Act challenges elected leaders to stand on the right side of history when it comes to women’s health, equality, and...
  • — by Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
    “We need to fight back against those who miss that Mad Men era,” said Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) on a press call Thursday to introduce the 21st Century Women’s Health Act, which Murray brought to the Senate today along with co-sponsors Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Murray emphasized how women’s...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senator floor in response to the Republican attempt to defend corporate interests instead of standing up for workers who want to gain a seat at the bargaining table to improve their workplace....
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and 36 Democratic Senators wrote a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, encouraging her to further improve women’s access to health care under the Affordable Care...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) led a bicameral group of Democratic lawmakers in filing an amicus brief opposing the District Court ruling that would maintain the outdated exclusion of home care workers from basic worker protections like minimum wage and overtime. “Home...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on House Republican leaders canceling today’s vote on their partisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization bill. “The move by Republican leaders to pull today's...
  • Murray: “When students are deciding where to attend, they should have the tools to find out if their college or university will give them a good return on their investment and hard work.” Murray calls for more work to ensure a safe learning environment on campus (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education,...
  • (WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, legislation that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave to use when they are sick, to care for a sick family member, to obtain preventive care, or to address the impacts of domestic violence, stalking or...
  • (Washington, D.C.) - Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on the House passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization in Committee. “The House took an important step yesterday by passing their ESEA reauthorization bill through...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee hearing on the National Labor Relations Board’s new representation rule to streamline and modernize election procedures. In her remarks, Murray criticized Republicans for...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee hearing: The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Exploring the Public Health Successes and Challenges. In her opening statement, Murray highlighted that vaccines are one...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on the Republican resolution of disapproval regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s new representation rule. “This updated rule takes an important step toward...
  • (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released the following statement: “We’ve agreed to move forward to develop a bipartisan chairman’s mark to fix No Child Left Behind. Our staffs will begin working today with each other...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows workers to take unpaid leave to care for themselves or a sick family member without the fear of...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee hearing: Who’s the Boss? The “Joint Employer” Standard and Business Ownership. In her opening statement, Murray criticized Republicans for once again putting big...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, following reports of infections at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and other health care facilities around the country, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee roundtable on Fixing No Child Left Behind: Innovation to Better Meet the Needs of Students. In her opening statement, Murray explained that supporting innovation in education is a...
  • (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on the education proposals in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. “Ensuring that every student has access to a high-quality education is one of the best investments...