Ranking Member's Press

03.21.17

Murray, Gillibrand, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Increase Availability of Preventive, Life-Saving Cancer Screenings for Women

Breast, ovarian, cervical cancer deaths occur disproportionately among women who lack adequate preventive services Today, Senators introduce new legislation, the Invest in Women's Health Act of 2017, to increase availability of preventive, life-saving cancer screenings This bill would create new grants to expand preventive services, specialty training for providers who serve low-income women, women of color (Washington, D.C.) - Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY),… Continue Reading


03.21.17

Murray, Collins Renew Bipartisan Push to Preserve Critical Savings Option for Working Families

Senators reintroduce SAVINGS Act of 2017-bill to allow taxpayers to continue receiving IRS refunds in form of U.S. paper savings bonds These bonds are a critical savings opportunity for workers without a checking or savings account *Savings bond program at risk to be eliminated* If eliminated, these bonds will only be available online, restricting access for nearly 10 million workers (Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education… Continue Reading


03.21.17

At HELP Hearing, Murray Blasts GOP for Refusing to Address Trumpcare, “No Excuse” with Millions of Patients, Families at Risk

Senate GOP rejected requests by Senate Democrats to refocus today's FDA hearing, discuss Trumpcare instead-LINK At hearing, Murray called attempts by Senate GOP to silence debate "completely appalling" Murray warned Senate GOP they are impacting Committee's ability to work together moving forward Murray: "While there is every reason for Republicans to want to avoid talking about [Trumpcare's] disastrous consequences-that's no excuse for trying to make it an elephant in the room" … Continue Reading


03.20.17

Murray Blasts Decision By Trump Administration to Roll Back Data Collection on LGBTQ Seniors, LGBTQ Individuals with Disabilities

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today issued the following statement following reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Secretary Tom Price, has eliminated questions about LGBTQ people from two critical surveys, the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living: "I a… Continue Reading


03.20.17

Murray, Senate Democrats Urge Department of Labor Not to Delay Vital Protections for Workers, Retirees

Senators: We call on President Trump and the Department of Labor to demonstrate their commitment to put retirement savers first (Washington, D.C.) - Led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, 15 Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expressing their opposition to the proposed 60-day delay of the conflict of interest rule. "We are concerned that the approa… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Sen. Murray Statement on New Reports on Secretary Tom Price’s Stock Trades

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today issued the following statement on press reports that HHS Secretary Tom Price's medical stock trades may be under investigation by the U.S. Attorney in New York: "These reports raise troubling questions about whether an investigation into Secretary Tom Price's medical stock trades may be related to the abrupt firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern… Continue Reading


03.17.17

With 24 Million Americans Poised to Lose Health Care, HELP Dems Call on GOP to Postpone FDA Hearing, Allow Senate Its 1st Hearing on Trumpcare

GOP is silencing debate on Trumpcare-jamming bill through the House; aiming to bypass Senate hearings With Senate HELP committee already scheduled to hold a hearing next week, Senate HELP Dems call on Chairman Alexander to dedicate hearing to Trumpcare instead Senators say holding any other health policy hearing would be "appalling abdication" of Senate's duty to patients, families nationwide (Washington, D.C.) - Led by Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today all 11 Senate Democ… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Murray Puts GOP on Notice: On Trumpcare, What You Vote For is What You Own

Republicans try to gain support for teetering Trumpcare by promising future "phases" and a "three-pronged approach," Murray makes clear the time to back away from Trumpcare is now Republican Senators have already trashed GOP's three-pronged approach as "political spin" and "the sucker's bucket" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray issued the following statement on efforts by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to build support for Trumpcare by promising futu… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Murray Calls On President Trump to Turn Words Into Action, Protect Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in First Budget

President Trump has previously committed to "invest in women's health," supported Planned Parenthood In new letter, Murray says budget is his "opportunity to put these claims into action" Murray lays out principles for budget-protecting access to reproductive health care, family planning health centers, and more Murray: "Without full reproductive rights and access to reproductive health care, women would not have the opportunities we do today" (Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patt… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Murray, DeLauro Reintroduce Healthy Families Act to Allow Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days

41 million workers don't have access to paid sick leave, are forced to take time off or risk their jobs when they are ill Healthy Families Act would help our workers, protect public health, and strengthen our economy (Washington, D.C.) -Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), reintroduced the Healthy Families Act today, legislation that would allow workers to earn paid sick l… Continue Reading


03.14.17

Following CBO Report on Trumpcare, Murray Challenges HHS Secretary Price to Explain “No One Will Be Worse Off” Claim

Contrary to claims made by Sec. Price, President Trump, CBO confirms GOP bill would rip coverage away from millions of people In new letter, Murray presses Sec. Price for answers on "efforts to spread misinformation" NEW-White House predicts even more people would lose coverage-26 million over next decade, which includes 17 million Medicaid enrollees-LINK Murray: "You have an obligation to provide the public with accurate information...I am concerned that your efforts to spread misi… Continue Reading


03.14.17

Durbin, Murray, Warren Lead Group Of Senators Calling On Education Department To Explain Delay Of Gainful Employment Rule

Senators argue delay hurts students and needlessly stalls important protections for taxpayers WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to explain the Department's decision to delay the implementation of the Gainful Employment (GE) rule, which requires career training programs to provide students with reasonable return on their educational investment - good-paying jobs that allow them to repay the… Continue Reading


03.13.17

Murray, Scott Criticize Secretary DeVos on Rushed and Problematic State Plan Template

Secretary DeVos' new state plan template does not compel public input, which is required in the Every Student Succeeds Act Murray and Scott: "Republicans may have voted to step away from our bipartisan education law, but Secretary DeVos is still obligated to comply with the requirements of ESSA and implement it to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn no matter where they live, how they learn, or how much money their parents make" (Washington, D.C.) -Senator Patty Murray… Continue Reading


03.13.17

Murray Statement on CBO Score for Trumpcare: “A Broken Promise to Every Patient and Family”

New CBO report-House GOP bill will result in 14 million more people uninsured in 2018-rising to 21 million in 2020, 24 million in 2026 Murray: "The facts are in, and Democrats will make sure Republicans can't hide from them" (Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today released the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the House Republican bill to r… Continue Reading


03.11.17

Sen. Murray Statement on Selection of Dr. Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the selection of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Whether in the grocery store, the medicine cabinet, or the hospital, the health and safety of every single family is impacted by the FDA. That's why it's so important that the FDA has strong and independent leader… Continue Reading


03.10.17

At Senate Dems Urging, FTC Investigating Mylan’s Role in EpiPen Price Hikes, “Anti-Competitive Business Practices”

Mylan has faced "well-deserved scrutiny" for radical EpiPen hikes Murray, Senate Democrats repeatedly pressed Mylan and the FTC for answers FTC now examining Mylan's business practices, efforts to block approval of generic EpiPen competition-LINK Senators write to "commend" the FTC and urge continued, "close" scrutiny on behalf of families (Washington, D.C.) - Led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), 8 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Fede… Continue Reading


03.10.17

As Students, Schools Grapple with Rollback of Title IX Transgender Guidance, Senators Demand Sec. DeVos Address How Education Dept. Will “Vigorously” Enforce Civil Rights Laws

Decision by President Trump, Sec. DeVos to revoke transgender guidance has caused "chaos" for educators seeking to comply with Title IX law-LINK Due to revocation, SCOTUS has sent transgender "bathroom rights" case back to lower court-LINK Today, Senators seek answers from Sec. DeVos for "shameful" decision, putting the "wellbeing of transgender students at risk" Senators say new guidance issued by Sec. DeVos "sows confusion" on transgender students' rights Senators: "We will n… Continue Reading


03.09.17

Murray, Senate Dems Condemn Republicans for Voting to Weaken Bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act

Senate passed resolution to roll back flexibilities for accountability, reporting standards and state plan submission requirements Murray: "Today, Republicans stepped away from this bipartisan agreement, weakened the Every Student Succeeds Act, and retreated from the law's commitment to strong federal guardrails we agreed to put in place to prevent students from falling through the cracks" Murray: "I will do everything I can to ensure that Secretary DeVos does not use this vacuum to enac… Continue Reading


03.09.17

Senator Murray Statement on Meeting with Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta. Acosta is President Trump's second nominee for Secretary of Labor. His first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination under fierce opposition from Democrats, workers, and advocates. "In successfully fighting back against Andrew Puzder's nomination, workers and families sent a message that they want a true champi… Continue Reading


03.08.17

Murray Asks Secretary of Labor Nominee Acosta to Provide Three Years of Tax Returns

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter today to President Trump's Secretary of Labor nominee Alexander Acosta asking him to voluntarily provide three years of tax returns to ensure the HELP committee has the opportunity to fully understand any issues that may arise with his financial situation before his upcoming confirmation hearing. As you may know, in December I called on all of … Continue Reading

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