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 By Murray Press Office    News    March 22, 2012

Senator Murray Cosponsors New Legislation to Shine Light on Anonymous Campaign Spending

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that she has cosponsored new legislation to address problems created by the Supreme Court’sCitizens United decision. The DISCLOSE Act of 2012, introduced today by U.S....

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    July 22, 2010

Murray Bill Helps Washington State Families and Communities Deal with Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) included major funding in the Fiscal Year 2011 Senate Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill to help families in Washington state and across the country...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    June 21, 2010

Murray Statement on the Pentagon Admitting to Further Delays in Tanker Contract

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the Air Force’s top acquisition official, Lieutenant General Mark Shackelford, said that the aerial refueling tanker award date will be delayed....

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    June 11, 2010

Murray Demands End to Oil and Gas Company Practices That Put Profits Above Worker Safety

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) chaired a hearing of the Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee to investigate the failure of oil and gas companies to learn from previous tragedies and implement effective...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 24, 2010

OIL SPILL: Murray Joins Letter Calling for Federal Investigation of Suspicious Transocean Money Transfers

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined in a letter from 18 U.S Senators to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice look into Transocean’s financial transactions following reports that t...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 21, 2010

Senator Murray Applauds Passage of Wall Street Reform Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement following Senate passage of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, a bill to protect consumers and end taxpayer bailouts once and for all....

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 20, 2010

Senators Murray and Johnson to Chair Landmark Joint Hearing on Ending Veterans Homelessness

(Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) will chair a unique joint hearing on efforts to end homelessness among America’s veterans. The hearing will examine ongoing challenges and efforts,...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 20, 2010

Senator Murray Sponsors Amendment to End Out of Control ATM Fees

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has co-sponsored an amendment to the Wall Street Reform bill that would protect Washington state consumers from exorbitant fees charged by banks at Automated Teller Machines. The amendment...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 13, 2010

WALL STREET REFORM: Murray’s Efforts to Bring Transparency to Federal Reserve Included in Wall Street Reform Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, an amendment co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to audit the Federal Reserve was included as part of Wall Street Reform legislation. The amendment, which passed by a vote of 96-0, requires increased...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    May 6, 2010

Senator Murray’s Landmark Women Veterans Bill Signed Into Law

(Washington D.C.) – Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) comprehensive bi-partisan legislation to prepare the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the influx of women veterans who will access care there in the coming years was signed into law this...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 30, 2010

Murray Pushes President’s Bipartisan Fiscal Commission to Move Forward Quickly

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) today applauded the first meeting of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and urged the group to move forward and help begin a national conversation on...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 22, 2010

Senators Murray, Klobuchar, Begich and Murkowski Introduce Bi-Partisan Comprehensive Veterans Employment Bill

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, joined with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), veterans, and veterans service organization...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 22, 2010

Murray Statement on Airbus Announcement that they Will Bid for U.S. Tanker Replacement without a U.S. Partner

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the European company Airbus announced that they would compete to replace the U.S. military’s fleet of aerial refueling tankers without an American partner. On March 23rd...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 22, 2010

Murray Announces Major Seattle Clean-Energy Grant to Help Families and Businesses Save Money on Energy Costs

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the City of Seattle, Washington has been awarded a $20 million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Retrofit Ramp-up initiative to retrofit local homes and...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 22, 2010

Murray: Budget Passed Through Committee Today is Major Victory for America’s Veterans

Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Budget and Veterans Affairs Committees, applauded Budget Committee passage of the 2011 Budget Resolution containing significant support for veterans in Washi...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 16, 2010

Senator Murray Helps Pass Critical Unemployment Benefits Extension for Laid-Off Washington Workers

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted to help pass an extension of unemployment benefits that will ensure that thousands of Washington workers whose unemployment benefits were in jeopardy are not cut off. On April 5th,...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 2, 2010

Senator Murray’s Statement on the Pentagon’s Announcement of a 60 Day Extension of the Tanker Bid Deadline

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after the Pentagon announced that they would extend the deadline for submitting a bid to build the next generation of aerial refueling tankers to...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    April 2, 2010

Following WTO Ruling, Murray, Brownback Lead Bipartisan Call for President Obama to Protect Against Further U.S. Aerospace Market and Job Losses

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) sent a bi-partisan letter to President Obama urging him to protect against further U.S. aerospace job and market losses following the World Trade...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 25, 2010

Senator Murray Applauds Presidential Signing of Health Reform Bill that Will Begin Helping Washington Families and Businesses this Year

Senator Murray Applauds Presidential Signing of Health Reform Bill that Will Begin Helping Washington Families and Businesses this Year CLICK HERE to see how Washington state families will be helped starting this year (Washington, D.C.) – Today,...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 25, 2010

Reps. Inslee, Smith, Reichert and Senator Murray Introduce Lakewood Officers Legislation

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Jay Inslee (WA-01), Adam Smith (WA-09) and Dave Reichert (WA-08) co-introduced a pair of complementary bills in the House seeking to address the deficiencies in the interstate compact system that governs the release...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 22, 2010

Senator Murray’s Statement on House Passage of Historic Health Insurance Reform Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the health insurance reform bill that passed the Senate by a vote of 60-39 on December 24, 2009....

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 19, 2010

Murray Applauds Health Care Premium Assistance for Unemployed Washington State Workers

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the announcement by the U.S Department of Labor that Washington state has been awarded a National Emergency Grant of $4,847,959 to provide an estimated 1,500 of the state’s...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 19, 2010

Senator Murray’s Statement on Reports that Tanker Deadline May be Extended for Airbus

“I am very disappointed that the Department of Defense is even considering giving in to Airbus and extending the hard deadline for tanker bids. I believe in a fair and open competition but this is no time to put American service members and...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 18, 2010

JOBS: Murray Votes to Pass Tax Incentives to Help Washington Small Businesses Hire

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted for final passage of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, a bill that includes important tax incentives to encourage Washington state small businesses to hire new w...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 18, 2010

Murray: Summer Jobs Report Shows Program’s Success, Demonstrates Need to Put Young People Back to Work in 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray, who worked to include funding for summer employment programs for young people in last year’s economic recovery act, today commented on a study showing the program’s success for young people and...

 

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