Ranking Member's Press

04.14.15

Murray: Every Child Achieves Act a Strong Step Forward to Fix Broken NCLB Law

Murray: "Students and parents across the country are looking to us to put politics aside, break through the gridlock, and fix this broken law." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee Executive Session to markup the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, the bipartisan compromise she reached with Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to rewrite the broken No Child Left Behind law. In… Continue Reading


04.03.15

Murray Vows to Fight for Retirement Security for Workers, Seniors, and Families at Conference on Aging

MURRAY: "Systemic challenges leave 1 in 10 older women living in poverty-we must make sure women are better able to have a secure retirement." Approximately 1.1 million people in Washington state don't have access to retirement savings plans at work (SEATTLE, WA) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke at the White House Conference on Aging in Seattle, focusing on ways to strengthen retirement security for workers, seniors, and families. Murray also laid out the systemic financial c… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Murray, Democrats Urge Implementation of Executive Order to Protect Worker Rights

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and 19 Senators wrote a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, urging him to move to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order announced by President Obama last summer. The executive order would ensure agencies consider an employer's record of providing workers with a safe workplace and paying workers the money they have earned before grant… Continue Reading


03.26.15

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Murray Amendment to Expand Early Learning Blocked by Senate Republicans

Murray: "We should be working to make sure our students can start school on a path toward success, not continuing to give tax giveaways to those who need them the least." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an amendment to the Senate Republican Budget to expand access to high-quality preschool for low- and moderate-income three-and-four year olds. The proposal, which would be fully paid for by c… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Murray Amendment to Expand Access to Paid Sick Days Passes Senate with Strong Bipartisan Support

Murray's amendment passes Senate on a bipartisan vote of 61-39 Murray: "Today's vote was an important step forward for families in need of paid sick days and I'm going to fight to get this done." With 61 Senators supporting amendment expanding paid sick leave, Murray will be fighting for her bill to get a vote on Senate floor (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an amendment to the Senate FY16… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Murray Cosponsors Paycheck Fairness Act to Help End Wage Discrimination

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, 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 reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. The legislation was reintroduced by Senator Barbra Mikulski (D-MD) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Senator Murray is an original cosponsor of the legislation. "The Payc… Continue Reading


03.24.15

PAYCHECK FAIRNESS: Murray Calls for Supporting Women and Families by Closing the Pay Gap

Murray speaks on Senate floor in support of paycheck fairness amendment to FY2016 Budget Murray: "Pay discrimination isn't just unfair to women. It's bad for families. And it is a real and persistent problem that hurts our economy." (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support the paycheck fairness amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget offered by Senator Barbar… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Murray: Advances in Medical Innovation are Critical for Families and the Economy

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a committee hearing on Continuing America's Leadership: Advancing Research and Development for Patients. In her remarks, Murray highlighted how advances in medical innovation have benefitted families and driven economic growth in Washington state and across the country. Murray also noted that it is critical to support those working to advance medical … Continue Reading


03.20.15

Murray Demands Answers from Premera Blue Cross Following Cyberattack that Impacted Millions of Washington State Residents

Cyberattack may have impacted personal information of 6 million current and former Washington state residents Murray expresses concern over Premera's delay in informing those impacted (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee wrote a letter to Premera Blue Cross demanding answers following a security breach that left the personal information, and potentially the health and financial inform… Continue Reading


03.20.15

Murray Rallies Colleagues to Support Teaching Health Centers, Improve Health Care Access in Washington State and Nationwide

Washington state doctor shortage projected to reach 1,695 by 2030, according to the Robert Graham Center Teaching health center residency programs are a critical source of care across many underserved populations, including in Washington state (Washington, D.C.) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), urged their colleagues to supportteaching health center residency programs, with the goal of increasing access to primary care in areas most affected b… Continue Reading


03.20.15

Murray Presses FDA, Calls for Full Review of Practices Surrounding Medical Scopes Linked to Drug-Resistant Infections

Scopes linked to outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections at Virginia Mason and facilities across the country (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), sent a second letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time calling for a full review of FDA practices surrounding duodenoscopes, the special medical device linked to outbreaks of an antibiotic-resistant infection at Virginia Mason Medical Cent… Continue Reading


03.19.15

Murray, Hirono, Polis, Castro, Introduce Bill to Provide Incentives to States to Offer In-State Tuition for Dreamer Students

Bill would help undocumented students from low-income backgrounds afford higher education On average, in-state tuition at public, four-year colleges is $9,139, compared with $22,958 for out-of-state tuition (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced legislation to expand access to higher education for low-income students, regardless of their immigration status. The Investing in Sta… Continue Reading


03.18.15

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Combat Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

Legislation would work to reduce the bullying and harassment epidemic at colleges across America LGBT youth are twice as likely to be harassed as their peers (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing dangerous bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassme… Continue Reading


03.17.15

Murray: Health IT Gains are Critical to Improving Quality of Care, Effectiveness for Patients

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a committee hearing on America's Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records Into Better Care. In her opening statement, Murray highlighted health care providers' historic progress in improving health care quality through better access to electronic health records. Murray also outlined ways to improve the system, inc… Continue Reading


03.11.15

Murray on King v. Burwell: GOP Rooting for Court to Take Away Health Care From Millions of Americans, Including Their Own Constituents

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senator floor following last week's Supreme Court oral arguments on the King v. Burwell case. In her remarks, Murray highlighted that the Affordable Care Act clearly reflects the intent of Congress to help all Americans get health care, regardless of where they live, and expressed her confidence that the Supreme Court would reach this same conclus… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Murray Calls for Bipartisanship to Advance American Leadership in Medical Innovation

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks at a HELP Committee hearing on Continuing America's Leadership in Medical Innovation for Patients. In her remarks, Murray called for bipartisanship and continued investments to build on and advance the United States' leadership in medical innovation. Murray highlighted that Washington state is a leader in biomedical innovation, which has helped drive eco… Continue Reading


03.10.15

Murray: President’s Student Aid Bill of Rights is an “Important Step Forward”

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President Obama's proposed Student Aid Bill of Rights. "I am very glad that the President proposed a Student Aid Bill of Rights to help borrowers enroll in affordable repayment plans and strengthen consumer protections for the nearly 40 million people across the country with student debt. As someone who relied on student loans myself … Continue Reading


03.05.15

#STANDWITHWOMEN: Murray, Boxer, Mikulski Announce New Bill to Advance Women’s Health Care

Through increased information and access, the 21st Century Women's Health Act empowers women across the country to take charge of their health care and their futures The 21st Century Women's Health Act challenges elected leaders to stand on the right side of history when it comes to women's health, equality, and opportunity (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Senator Bar… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Murray Responds to GOP NLRB Resolution that Attacks Workers’ Rights

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senator floor in response to the Republican attempt to defend corporate interests instead of standing up for workers who want to gain a seat at the bargaining table to improve their workplace. In her speech, Murray highlighted that the Republican resolution would stop the National Labor Relations Board's new representation rule that would streamli… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Murray, Democrats: Additional Measures Needed to Help Pregnant Women Get Health Care Coverage

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and 36 Democratic Senators wrote a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, encouraging her to further improve women's access to health care under the Affordable Care Act by instituting a special open enrollment period for women to enroll in health coverage when they find out they are pregnant. In the letter, Murray and Senators… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101
Showing page   of 101