Ranking Member's Press

04.29.16

CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS URGE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION JOHN KING TO PROVIDE FULL RELIEF TO DEFRAUDED STUDENT BORROWERS AND PROTECT AGAINST FUTURE ABUSES WITH A COMPLETE BAN ON MANDATORY ARBITRATION

In new letters, Senate and House Democrats call for a robust "borrower defense" rule that bans mandatory arbitration clauses in enrollment agreements Following instances of institutions like Corinthian College using deceptive and predatory practices, defrauded students need new, critical protections (Washington, D.C.) - Today, 30 Senate Democrats and 13 House Democrats wrote to Secretary of Education Dr. John King urging him to create strong protections and a streamlined path to debt relief … Continue Reading


04.29.16

Murray Applauds Administration Action to Ensure Families Have Clear Nutritional Information

(Washington, D.C.) -Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Service's release of final menu labeling guidance included in the Affordable Care Act. "I'm glad that as a result of today's announcement, families will be empowered with better tools to make informed nutritional choices. This is an important step forward for the wellbeing of children … Continue Reading


04.28.16

Murray, Booker Introduce Legislation to End Harmful, Fraudulent Anti-LGBT “Conversion Therapy”

The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would empower the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on so-called "conversion therapy" that falsely claims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and 16 of their Democratic colleagues introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, legislation to classify "conv… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Murray Highlights Her Continued Work to Expand Apprenticeships Across the Country

Bipartisan legislation led by Murray, and newly announced funding opportunities from DOL, among efforts to increase access to registered apprenticeships Murray: "Apprenticeships can provide a ladder of opportunity for more Americans to reach a stable middle class life." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered remarks at an event hosted by the National Governors Association (… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Murray Renews Democrats’ Call to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage for Working Families

Alongside Secretary Perez, Democrats, and labor advocates, Murray commemorated the one-year anniversary of introducing the Raise the Wage Act Murray: "Let's help our economy grow in the way we know is strongest - from the middle out, not the top down." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered remarks at a press conference to commemorate the one-year anniversary of introducing… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Murray Highlights Support for Worker Protections, Higher Wages for Home Care Workers

Standing alongside home care workers, Murray highlighted key priorities that will boost their economic security in this fast-growing industry Murray: "The work [home care workers] do deserves better pay, and it deserves to be valued." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered remarks at an event hosted by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on the critical issues … Continue Reading


04.20.16

Murray on House Republicans’ Latest Effort to Politicize Women’s Health

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement on the second hearing of the House Republican Select Committee established to undermine Planned Parenthood and interfere with women's access to health care. "It is as clear as day that this so-called investigation has exactly one goal: to undermine and politicize women's access to reproductive health care. There are real, serio… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Murray, Franken, Bennet Demand Better Access and Higher Quality Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault

In a letter to HHS and DOJ, Senators call for clear federal standards for treating survivors when they arrive at the hospital GAO Report finds that many hospitals nationwide lack key supports for survivors of sexual assault (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Al Franken (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), seeking action to ensure that survivors of sexual violen… Continue Reading


04.12.16

In Recognition of National Equal Pay Day, Murray Calls for Immediate Action to Help End Wage Gap

Across the country, women on average earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes; in Washington state, women earn just 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts Murray: "No matter where they live, no matter their background, no matter what career they choose, on average, women earn less than their male colleagues - even women soccer players on the U.S. national team." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education,… Continue Reading


04.12.16

Murray Urges Department of Education to Uphold Civil Rights in ESSA Implementation

Murray: "I expect the Department to use its full authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act to make sure every student has access to a quality education." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered opening remarks at a hearing with Secretary of Education Dr. John King to discuss the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the landmark legislation that replaced the broken … Continue Reading


04.06.16

At HELP Markup, Murray Applauds Steps to Help Patients and Families, Continues Call for Medical Research Funding

Murray highlights bipartisan legislation to better incorporate women, minority groups in clinical trials Murray: "I'm very hopeful we can reach a bipartisan agreement that reflects the strong work done… and ensures that we invest in realizing the goals we've laid out." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered opening remarks at a HELP Committee markup to consider legis… Continue Reading


03.31.16

Murray: “House Republicans Have Sunk to New Low” In Partisan Planned Parenthood Investigation

Murray says investigation is "short on facts and long on politics" as House Republicans issue subpoenas to universities, labs TODAY: Murray will lead Congressional Dems, Women's Health Advocates in a tweetstorm-11AM to 1PM ET-in response (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on House Republican subpoenas sent yesterday to universities, labs, and other orga… Continue Reading


03.29.16

At Murray’s Urging, Education Department Announces Simplified FAFSA to Reduce Burden on Students and Families

Murray: "Students have enough to think about as they apply to college, and there's no reason complicated financial aid forms should add to the list" (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee applauded the Department of Education's progress to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the 2017-18 school year by including two major changes that she proposed-allow students… Continue Reading


03.29.16

Murray on Friedrichs Supreme Court Decision: “Good News for Workers, Unions, Families, and the Economy”

(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 after the Supreme Court issued a split ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association affirming the lower court decision that protected the ability of public sector employees to bargain collectively and make their voices heard. "This is good news for workers, unions, families, and the economy. With the lower co… Continue Reading


03.29.16

Murray Calls Obama Administration Announcement on Opioid Epidemic “Strong Step” Forward, Urges Continued Work

Administration announcement comes as Murray hears from Washington state families, communities about opioid crisis Murray to continue bipartisan work in Senate on legislation to prevent and treat opioid abuse (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 Obama Administration's announcement of measures to tackle the opioid epidemic, including efforts … Continue Reading


03.24.16

Murray Statement on New Administration Efforts to Protect Workers from Hazardous Dust

(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 Department of Labor's announcement of a final, updated rule on workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica. "Our workers should not have to risk their health or safety in order to earn their paychecks-but for far too long, millions of workers have been exposed to hazardous silica dust that can cause lung … Continue Reading


03.23.16

On 6th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act, Murray Calls for Continued Progress Toward Health Care that Works for Patients, Families

Murray: We need to keep moving health care forward, not backward, for patients and families (Washington, D.C.) - Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement on the 6th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. "I believe health care should work for patients and families and put their needs first-and in the six years since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, … Continue Reading


03.16.16

Senate Health Committee Passes Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Legislation to Help Address Mental Health Crisis in America

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 will help Americans suffering from mental health and substance use disorders WASHINGTON, March 16 - The Senate health committee today passed legislation to help address the country's mental health crisis and help ensure Americans suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders receive the care they need. The committee also passed additional legislation to help tackle the opioid epidemic by addressing prevention and treatment efforts to fight opioid… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Murray, Brown, DeLauro Introduce Bill to Stop Wage Theft, Boost Workers’ Economic Security

The Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act would crack down on employers who steal wages from their workers (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), introduced the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act, legislation to crack down on employers who engage in wage theft. This bill would give workers the right to recei… Continue Reading


03.16.16

Murray: HELP Markup Lays “Strong, Bipartisan Foundation” for Addressing Mental Illness & Opioid Crisis

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 would improve treatment for those struggling with mental illness and addiction Murray: "As this agreement moves forward-we need to recognize, again, that our work isn't over." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered opening remarks at a HELP Committee markup to consider the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, a bill that would help expand ac… Continue Reading

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