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Senator Murray Disappointed by Trump Administration’s Abdication of Global Leadership on Women’s Rights in Annual Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the State Department’s plan to remove language on women’s rights and discrimination from its annual global human rights report.


“It’s deeply disappointing that President Trump’s Administration is so focused on undermining women’s health care and rights at home and abroad. We should be standing up for women and standing up to discrimination on the world stage, but instead this Administration continues to make clear its desire to abdicate our role as a global champion for women's rights—which, I'll remind President Trump, are human rights.”