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Murray Slams GOP Vote to Thwart Retirement Programs as “Indefensible,” Urges GOP to “Reverse Course”

(Washington, D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on today’s vote by Senate Republicans to thwart cities from expanding retirement savings programs for over 2 million workers, including workers in Seattle, Washington:

“Today’s action by Republicans to deny over two million workers the opportunity to save for retirement is indefensible,” said Senator Murray. “Once again, President Trump and Republicans have made it very clear that they stand with Wall Street, rather than working families trying to save for a stable retirement. This fight is not over. I urge Republicans to listen to workers, governors, state treasurers and legislators—reverse course on any further efforts to target these retirement programs—and work with Democrats to meaningfully and responsibly address our retirement crisis. If Republicans refuse—and if they continue rushing to take away workers’ retirements—they will be held fully responsible.”