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Patty Murray's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Sr, Democratic Minority Conference Secretary
Date Title
April 19, 2018 Senators Murray, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect American Coasts from Catastrophic Oil Spills
April 19, 2018 Senator Murray Announces New $11 Million Investment to Help Washington State Communities Combat Opioid Crisis
April 18, 2018 Letter to Kevin Burns, CEO, JUUL Labs, Inc. - Answers On Marketing Addictive E-Cigarette Vaping Product To Teens, Urge FDA To Take Swift Action
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissions, FDA - Marketing Addictive E-Cigarette Vaping Product To Teens, Urge FDA To Take Swift Action
April 18, 2018 Executive Calendar
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General - Senators Murray, Cantwell Urge Department of Justice to Restart Legal Orientation Program
April 17, 2018 Senator Murray's Statement on Meeting with VA Secretary Nominee, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D.
April 17, 2018 Senator Murray Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Urgent Opioid Crisis
April 16, 2018 Senator Murray's Statement on Veterans with Disabilities Student Loan Relief Announcement
April 16, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Administration's proposals to privatize public goods like BPA, squeeze funding from national priorities like PNNL, & abandon responsibilities like Hanford clean-up are non-starters for central WA families, & I won't stop holding them accountable."
April 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Sullivan, Acting Secretary of State, and the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Extend Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese Nationals
April 13, 2018 Senator Murray's Statement on U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria
April 13, 2018 Tweet - "It would be hard to overstate the contributions Dreamers add to WA & our nation -- from our classrooms to our businesses, community organizations & more. So I won't stop repeating: Democrats & Republicans must come together to honor our promise & find a solution for Dreamers."
April 13, 2018 Tweet - "Steve's sportsmanship & tireless advocacy for ALS patients has inspired so many Washingtonians over the yrs--on behalf of WA (& Cougs everywhere), proud to join my colleagues in introducing legislation to award @TeamGleason the Congressional Medal of Honor"
April 13, 2018 Tweet - "Pleased to see @SecretaryZinke finally agree that his proposal to threaten WA's environment & economy by opening our coastal waters to hazardous oil & gas drilling is a non-starter for WA families & businesses."
April 13, 2018 Tweet - "This is an important step in the right direction--as the threat of dangerous wildfires grows across the West, fixing how we fight & protect against these disasters is a necessity for the safety of families & communities in WA."
April 12, 2018 Tweet - "By now, it's clear that President Trump's pledge to find a solution of "love" for Dreamers is just another broken promise. Dreamers were brought to this country through no fault of their own--it's past time for Republican leaders to work w Democrats & find a permanent solution."
April 12, 2018 Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Introduced to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Spokane Native Steve Gleason
April 12, 2018 Senators Murray, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Washington State Native, WSU Cougar and Former NFL Star Steve Gleason
April 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Bicameral Democratic Committee Leaders Urge Administration to Withdraw Harmful Short-Term Insurance Rule
April 12, 2018 Senator Murray Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Successful Military Medic Program Nationwide
April 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States - Stop Censoring Critical LGBT Health Information and Resources on Federal Websites
April 11, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education Labor & Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Murray, Hearing on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "I've been listening to families and experts across the country facing the opioid crisis, and working with @SenAlexander and colleagues on both sides of the aisle on a bill to address the challenges we heard firsthand."
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Pizzella worked with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to block worker protections in a U.S. territory. Their work to allow companies on the Northern Mariana Islands to continue operating under sweatshop conditions runs counter to our national values."
April 11, 2018 Senator Murray's Statement on House Speaker Paul Ryan's Retirement
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "It's been almost 40 years since the Senate Labor Committee held a hearing on workplace sexual harassment. With so many women and men speaking out and sharing their stories, it's time for Congress to act."
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "I'm heading to the Senate floor to outline my opposition to Patrick Pizzella's nomination as Deputy Secretary of Labor. -PM"
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Our latest bill to respond to the opioid crisis is a testament to the value of listening. I'm glad we were able to take so many of the good ideas we heard and build on our past efforts."
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Because parents, community leaders, and child care advocates around the country made their voices heard, we were able to secure the lar"gest increase in funding to child care ever. But our work isn't done until we have #ChildCare4All
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "I got to know @SpeakerRyan well when we worked together on a bipartisan budget deal in 2013, and while we frequently found areas of disagreement, I have tremendous respect for his commitment to public service."
April 11, 2018 Harris, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Designating April 11-17, 2018 as Black Maternal Health Week
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump seems to be ignoring the recommendations provided by his own commission on how to combat the opioid crisis. The families affected by this epidemic deserve action."
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "More than 10 weeks ago, Democratic Senators on the HELP Committee requested a hearing on workplace sexual harassment. Scheduling this hearing will make it clear the committee is taking this issue seriously."
April 11, 2018 Executive Calendar
April 11, 2018 At Capitol Hill Hearing, Senator Murray Presses Energy Secretary Perry about BPA Changes, as Well as Trump Administration's Proposed Cuts to Hanford Cleanup and to Research at Pacific Northwest National Lab
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Child care is an issue that almost every parent in every community in every state is talking about, but few in Congress are focused on. #ChildCare4All"
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Administration's latest attempt to sabotage our health care would allow insurance companies to raise premiums, skirt patient protections, and undermine families' care."
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "This shouldn't be a partisan issue, and with each passing day, it's becoming more and more critical for Congress to immediately pass legislation to prevent special Special Counsel Mueller from being fired by President Trump without cause or court review."
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "For the first time in decades, women are sharing their stories of workplace sexual harassment & are beginning to be believed. So it's been really unfortunate to see a lack of urgency or action from Republican leaders here in Congress to address this issue."
April 10, 2018 Murray Statement on Equal Pay Day: Gender Pay Gap is Wrong, Harmful, and It's Got to Change
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Workers deserve to be paid fairly no matter their gender. It's time for Congress to act and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. #EqualPayDay"
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Women are the sole or co-breadwinner in two thirds of families with children. Without #EqualPay, many families struggle to make ends meet to pay the bills, put food on the table, and pay for child care."
April 10, 2018 Executive Calendar
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "#EqualPayDay marks the day the average woman must work in order to catch up with what her white male colleague made in the previous year--and for women of color, that wage gap is even wider."
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "There is absolutely no excuse that women are still being paid less than men for the same work. It's wrong, it's harmful, and it's got to change. We need #EqualPay now."
April 10, 2018 Tweet - ".@EPAScottPruitt's move to roll back fuel standards is wrong. For the sake of keeping our air clean & communities healthy, we must stand against this misguided action & hold EPA accountable to its mission of protecting human health & our environment"
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Women in the US lose about $900 billion every year because of the wage gap. The wage gap doesn't just hurt women, it hurts families and the economy. #EqualPayDay"
April 10, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education Labor & Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Murray, (Hearing/Markup) on the Nomination for Sharon Fast Gustafson as the General Counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Proud to stand by Lilly Ledbetter and fight for equality for women in the workplace--not just in how we are paid, but in how we are treated."
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