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 By Eli Zupnick    News    July 15, 2010

Murray Applauds Washington State Housing Investments for Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement that four Washington state community non-profits have been awarded funding to help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find affordable housing. The...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary U.s. Senator Patty Murray    News    June 17, 2010

Murray Applauds Major Investment in Training for New Primary Care Doctors, Nurses

(Washington, D.C) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray applauded the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that they have allocated $250 million from the new health care reform law to strengthen and grow the primary care...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary    News    February 26, 2010

Murray Announces Major Clean Energy Grant for Puget Sound Energy; $29M to Help Reduce Energy Costs, Create Local Jobs

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the U.S Department of Energy has awarded $28.6 million to Puget Sound Energy for the utility’s expansion of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility in Kittitas County,...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary    News    January 28, 2010

Murray Statement on President Obama’s First State of the Union Address

“This evening, President Obama spoke directly to the American people about getting our economy back on track. It’s my top priority as well. “When the President took office last year, we were losing nearly 700,000 jobs a month. Our financial...

 
 By Eli Zupnick    News    December 17, 2009

EDUCATION: Murray Introduces Major Legislation to Lower Class Size, Improve Education

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Facilitating Outstanding Classrooms Using Size Reduction (FOCUS) Act of 2009, which would provide states with the resources they need to reduce class sizes across the early...

 
 By Eli Zupnick    News    November 19, 2009

Senator Murray Works to Increase VA Budget in 2010 Spending Bill

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) helped pass legislation through the full Senate that provides $109 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill passed by a 100-0 vote. The funding, which is included in...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary    News    November 12, 2009

Senator Murray to Examine the Cost of Being Sick: H1N1 and Paid Sick Days

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Health Committee, will attend a Senate hearing examining the issue of H1N1 being spread by workers who can’t afford to miss work when they are sick. Senator Murray will be...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary U.s. Senator Patty Murray    News    October 22, 2009

Murray Pushes for Critical Veterans Bills at Senate VA Hearing

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in support of critical bills that she has introduced to support veterans. Murray urged her colleagues to support the...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary    News    September 24, 2009

Senator Murray Announces $25M in Recovery Funding for Affordable Rental Housing, Improving Energy Efficiency in Washington State Homes

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $25,269,970 has been released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow Washington state housing authorities to build or renovate affordable rental...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary    News    September 24, 2009

Senator Murray, Insurance Commissioner Kreidler Respond to White House Health Insurance Report Highlighting Washington State Increases

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler released the following statements in response to the White House’s release of their report on “The Burden of Health...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary, U.s. Senator Patty Murray    News    September 21, 2009

Murray Applauds Clean-Energy Transportation Recovery Funding for Everett, Wenatchee, Vancouver

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement by the Department of Transportation that three projects in Washington state were awarded funds today as part of $100 million in the Economic Recovery Act for pu...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary    News    September 10, 2009

Senator Murray Pays Tribute to Senator Kennedy in Speech on Senate Floor

(Washington D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered the following remarks on the floor of the Senate paying tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy. Senator Murray served with Senator Kennedy for 17 years in the Senate, including many...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary U.s. Senator Patty Murray    News    June 18, 2009

Senator Murray Includes Coast Guard Funding that Will Support Hundreds of Washington State Jobs in Senate Spending Bill

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) today announced that she included $155.5 million for two major Coast Guard priorities in the 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The funding will support the completion of the retrofit of...