Ranking Member's Press

08.29.18

Murray: “It’s Shameful And Appalling That Secretary DeVos Is Considering Issuing A Rule Would Make It Harder For Students To Seek Justice”

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 the reports that Secretary DeVos is considering proposing a rule that would make it harder for survivors of campus sexual assault to seek justice and lessen the liability of colleges to act on reports of sexual harassment and assault. Last year, Secretary DeVos rescinded Obama Administration-era guidance that provided clear … Continue Reading


08.27.18

Murray Presses Trump-Pence Health Department for Analysis of Rule that Would Restrict Health Care Access for Millions of Women

Senator Murray wrote to Secretary Azar requesting the Trump Administration examine impacts to women from proposed restrictions to Title X family planning program Proposed rule would restrict family planning funds and jeopardize access to health care for millions of women Domestic gag rule proposed by Trump Administration would hinder providers from informing patients about their full range of reproductive care options. State-by state data from HELP Committee Democratic staff show curre… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Murray to Grassley: Allow Working Families to See Kavanaugh’s Full Record of Undermining Workers’ Rights

In letter to Chairman Grassley, Murray raises concerns about Kavanaugh's long record of undermining workers and their right to collectively bargain Kavanaugh has a long history of hostility to workers and their rights, repeatedly sided with corporations and management as a Judge Murray is requesting documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in Bush White House, when Administration took a number of steps to hurt workers Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of th… Continue Reading


08.27.18

Democratic Health Leaders Press Trump Administration on Recommendations from Report Criticizing Its Abysmal Health Care Enrollment Effort

Recent Government Accountability Office report outlines multiple flaws with Trump Administration's management of health care enrollment period Report found confusion and higher cost related to Trump Administration's approach led to lower enrollment Democrats sent letter to Secretary Azar and Administrator Verma pressing for response to recommendations in report Democratic health leaders: "The nation's health department, which has the self-identified objective of 'improving Americans'… Continue Reading


08.24.18

Murray: Republican Gimmick Does Nothing to Prevent Insurers From Discriminating Based on Gender and Age

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released the following statement in response to a new health care proposal from Republicans regarding protections for people with pre-existing conditions. "This Republican gimmick does absolutely nothing to prevent insurers from discriminating against patients based on gender and age or stop President Trump's health care sabotage from driving up costs.… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Murray: Using Taxpayer Dollars to Add More Guns to Schools “Is Wrong and Will Make Schools More Dangerous and Students Less Safe”

Secretary DeVos is reportedly considering allowing states to use federal grant program to purchase guns for schools Grant program was created in bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, intended to support students and provide academic enrichment opportunities Murray previously voiced concerns about Secretary DeVos' commitment to keep students safe during meeting regarding school safety commission Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health,… Continue Reading


08.21.18

Murray to Grassley: Release Kavanaugh Documents, Don’t Let Him Hide Full Extent of His Opposition to Women’s Health and Rights

In letter to Chairman Grassley, Murray raises concerns with rushed confirmation timeline and refusal to provide public access to Judge Kavanaugh's records No records are publicly available from a period Judge Kavanaugh described as the most formative preparation he had for becoming a judge Currently available documents-vetted by a private, partisan attorney-represent only 2 percent of Judge Kavanaugh's available White House records Documents currently available show Judge Kavanaugh… Continue Reading


08.13.18

Top Democrats: CMS Rule Undermines Home Health Care Workers, Jeopardizes Quality of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

"The proposed rule lacks any statutory basis for targeting the process by which individual providers voluntarily contribute to their union or other benefits, such as health insurance, with their own wages." WASHINGTON - Today, Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, submitted a public comment to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Admini… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Murray Statement on DeVos Proposal to Abandon Gainful Employment Rule: “Proof There Is No Line DeVos Won’t Cross to Pad the Pockets of For-Profit Colleges”

Department of Education proposing to scrap an Obama-era rule to protect students from predatory career training programs By Department's own estimates, abandoning this rule will cost taxpayers $5.3 billion 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 today on the Department of Education's proposal to abandon an Obama Administration-era "gainful employment" rule-w… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Murray, DeLauro Question National Institutes of Health on Efforts to Address Harassment in Research Community

Top Democrats on Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees overseeing NIH ask Director Collins about efforts to address harassment in facilities that receive NIH funding Murray, DeLauro request information on past harassment cases and current practices to prevent harassment, and encourage greater accountability One third of women in biomedical research report experiencing harassment on the job Members: "Federal funding should not support laboratories and institutions where workp… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Murray, Feinstein, Senate Democrats Condemn Trump Administration for Rescinding Civil Rights Guidance Promoting Diversity in Education

Attorney General Sessions and Secretary of Education DeVos rescinded guidance last month that clarifies to schools how to promote diversity and open doors of opportunity for underrepresented students Senators raised concerns that actions by Trump Administration are another way to undermine the law, divide communities, and destabilize American values Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Com… Continue Reading


08.06.18

Murray Calls for Continued U.S. Leadership and Investment in Global Health Security, Highlights Past Successes, Ongoing Threats, and Impact on Families

Murray delivered keynote at Seattle event for Commission focused on ensuring global health security Murray called for U.S. leadership and investments, highlighted successes of U.S. AIDS/HIV initiative, Global Health Security Agenda, and UN Population Fund Murray warned about health threats facing families living amid disorder in places like Venezuela, North Korea, and Syria, and the global threat of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria Speech comes as new Ebola outbreak develops in Democ… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Amid Strong Opposition to Kavanaugh Nomination, Murray Launches Campaign to Gather Stories About Importance of Roe v. Wade to Families Across the Country

Senator Murray launched a website for people to share stories about the impact Roe v. Wade has had for them and their loved ones In recent floor speech blasting Judge Kavanaugh's record against women's reproductive rights, Senator Murray shared stories of women from before and after Roe v. Wade illustrating the importance of the decision Recent WSJ/NBC poll shows 71 percent of voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade Murray: "Make no mistake: if Judge Kavanaugh is seated on the Supreme … Continue Reading


08.01.18

Murray Praises Passage of Bill to Ensure Safety of Drugs that Keep Animals Healthy, Emphasizes FDA Commitment to Vigilance on Antibiotics

Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation reauthorizing Food and Drug Administration's authority to collect user fees for animal drugs The bipartisan legislation is critical to supporting reviews that ensure that animal drugs are safe for people, animals, and the environment Following concerns about the overuse of antibiotics, the FDA issued a public statement committing to greater oversight of antibiotic use in animals Following concerns about provisions expanding eligibility for c… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Murray: Latest Trump Health Care Sabotage “Shows How Much Is At Stake” In Supreme Court Fight

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 President Trump's finalization of rules to further sabotage the health care system by expanding insurance companies' ability to sell junk plans that skirt patient protections, including for those with pre-existing conditions and for maternity care. "With this latest act of health care sabotage President Trump is o… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Murray, 44 Democrats, Condemn Trump-Pence Administration’s Proposed Damaging Changes to Title X Family Planning Program, Call for Reversal

Trump-Pence Administration plans to restrict Title X family planning program and undermine care for millions of families In comment to Health Department, 45 Senators outline the many ways the Trump Administration's proposed changes fly in the face of the goals of the Title X program by reducing access to family planning services Changes would make providers that serve millions of women across the country ineligible for funding New proposed domestic gag rule would prevent providers fr… Continue Reading


07.31.18

At Hearing, Murray Opposes President Trump’s Proposal to Let Insurance Companies Ignore Pre-existing Condition Protections, Award Bigger Executive Bonuses

At latest HELP hearing on health costs, Murray stressed that Congress should work to reduce administrative costs while assuring safety and quality for patients Murray slammed Trump Administration move to expand access to junk insurance plans, which undermine basic patient protections, noting the most common plans spend about half of their revenue on administrative overhead, executive bonuses, and marketing Murray: "President Trump wants to make it easier for insurance companies to disc… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Senators Concerned About Validity of Information from Trump Administration, Question Criteria for Deeming Separated Families “Ineligible for Reunification”

In letter, Senators Murray, Feinstein, and Wyden question validity of information on separated families the Trump Administration has determined it cannot reunify, request briefing from the Administration Court order set deadline for Trump Administration to reunify children impacted by family separation policy with their parents In court filings, Trump Administration deemed hundreds of children "ineligible for reunification" with little information explaining the justification for that d… Continue Reading


07.27.18

Murray Presses Secretary Azar on Providing Trauma Care for Children Affected by Trump Administration’s Cruel Family Separation Policy

In letter, Senator Murray urges Department of Health and Human Services to provide trauma care for children separated from families by Trump Administration American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts warn family separation can lead to mental, behavioral, and physical consequences for children Murray demanded Department outline any steps being taken to provide relevant mental and physical health care services to children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody Murray al… Continue Reading


07.26.18

Scott, Murray, Butterfield, Casey: To Improve HBCU Campuses, Direct Outreach and Loan Modification is Needed

WASHINGTON ? Today, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Action Needed To Improve Participation in Education's HBCU Capital Financing Program. The mem… Continue Reading

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