11.16.16

Senator Patty Murray to Continue Leadership on Senate HELP Committee

Efforts to help and protect students, women, workers, seniors, and families will continue driving Murray’s work as Ranking Member in the 115th Congress

 

Murray: “ready to fight back…if Republicans choose to embrace the darker elements of President-elect Trump’s campaign and focus on dividing our country, taking away access to care for women and families, undermining communities’ rights and protections, hurting students and workers, or dragging  us backwards.”

  

(Washington, D.C) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she will continue serving as Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee when the 115th Congress convenes in January. Senator Murray was also elected today by the Democratic caucus to serve as Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership.

 

“I look forward to continuing my work as the top Democrat on this Committee that focuses on so many of the critical issues facing families and communities across the country. We were able to take some important steps forward on this Committee in recent years to help students, workers, and families—and I am ready to get to work with any Republican who is willing to work with us to build on that progress and move our country in the right direction. But I am also ready to fight back as hard as I can, every step of the way, if Republicans choose to embrace the darker elements of President-elect Trump’s campaign and focus on dividing our country, taking away access to care for women and families, undermining communities’ rights and protections, hurting students and workers, or dragging  us backwards.”

 

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