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Patty Murray's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Sr, Democratic Minority Conference Secretary
Date Title
Sept. 17, 2018 Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh
Sept. 17, 2018 Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act
Sept. 16, 2018 Tweet - "I want to thank Prof. Ford for her bravery. I can only imagine the trauma & heartache involved in sharing & reliving a sexual assault like this--she should know that I and millions of people are standing by her side and stand ready to help however we can."
Sept. 16, 2018 Senator Murray's Statement on Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Trump Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kavanaugh
Sept. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Under Judge Kavanaugh's vision for our country, a woman's ability to get reproductive health care would overwhelmingly depend, like it did before Roe, on whether she could afford it, and therefore, disproportionately on her race and zip code as well."
Sept. 14, 2018 An Economy That's Only Getting Stronger
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Economic equality and security for women means tackling the barriers they face in the workforce and in retirement. I'm reintroducing the Women's Pension Protection Act to help address the challenges that impact women as they plan for their futures."
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Far too many working families are struggling to find quality child care. The Child Care for Working Families Act will bring high quality, affordable child care to those who need it the most."
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "The Child Care for Working Families Act addresses our child care crisis and supports access to high-quality preschool. This is not only the right to thing to for working families, but it's a smart investment in our children, our future, and our economy. #ChildCare4All"
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "The Child Care for Working Families Act will ensure parents aren't forced to pay more than they can afford for child care while improving access to high-quality preschool for low- and middle-income children. Child care is not a luxury--it's essential. #ChildCare4All"
Sept. 14, 2018 Murray: "Board Is Once Again Attempting To Give Big Corporations The Green Light To Shirk Their Responsibility To Bargain With Workers"
Sept. 14, 2018 Opioid Funding Championed By Senator Murray Poised to Become Law
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "#ChildCare4All is not only the right thing to do for working families, but it's a smart investment for our children, our future, and our economy."
Sept. 14, 2018 Senator Murray: In Bipartisan Spending Bill, Republicans and Democrats Once Again Reject DeVos' Extreme Anti-Public Education Agenda
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "As a former preschool teacher, I know what early learning and child care can do for a child's development -- that's why I believe every family should have access to high-quality, affordable child care. #ChildCare4All"
Sept. 14, 2018 Senator Murray Applauds Increased Investments in Early Learning and Child Care, Commits to Continue Fighting to Address Nation's Child Care Crisis
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Reminder: Women are 80 percent more likely to face poverty in retirement than men. I'm reintroducing the Women's Pension Protection Act which tackles the difficulties that women and their families often encounter in preparing for retirement."
Sept. 14, 2018 Maternal Mortality: Senator Murray Applauds Progress as Investments to Protect Mothers Move Toward Passage, Commits to Continue Work
Sept. 14, 2018 Tweet - "We have parents who go to work every day & are worried about whether their kids have child care--they're left home alone or they can't increase their own pay because they don't have access to child care. This is a national emergency." #ChildCare4All"
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Reminder: once again Secretary @BetsyDeVosED is sending a clear sign that she is putting for-profit colleges ahead of students. This is unacceptable."
Sept. 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos Proposal to Abandon Student Protections From Predatory Career Training Programs
Sept. 13, 2018 Murray Reintroduces Bill to Address Retirement Gap, Bolster Women's Financial Security
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump has been trying to use every tool at his disposal to sabotage families' health care, and the Supreme Court is no exception. #StopKavanaugh"
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "This is so important--which is why I will never back down fighting for our priorities whether it's cleaning up Hanford or providing services to the hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families who call Washington state home."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "We must support our working families & invest in our children and their futures. The Child Care for Working Families Act addresses our child care crisis & supports access to high-quality preschool so that all children are ready for kindergarten & beyond."
Sept. 13, 2018 Senators Murray, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Address Retirement Gap, Bolster Women's Financial Security
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "While I'm encouraged to see the FDA stepping up enforcement, action on this issue is long overdue. I'm going to keep pushing for additional strong action to protect our children and fight the epidemic of tobacco use among youth."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Student loan borrowers pleaded with @BetsyDeVos to help them with debt and she prioritized the bottom lines of corporations. This is a clear sign that Secretary DeVos will allow predatory for-profit colleges to continue to mislead and defraud students."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "As a former preschool teacher, I know the first years of a child's life are critical, yet many working families across our country don't have the resources. This is unacceptable--high quality, affordable child care should be available to all families."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Sadly, and contrary to what President Trump would like us to believe, new figures show that thousands of #PuertoRico residents lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. We must do all we can to help our fellow Americans recover."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "As a mother & a grandmother, it's hard to fathom the anguish of being separated from your child without a goodbye or without knowing where they are. I'm going to keep demanding answers & keep doing all I can to hold the Trump Administration accountable."
Sept. 13, 2018 Tweet - "The Child Care for Working Families Act will ensure parents won't pay more than they can for child care while improving access to high-quality preschool for low- and middle-income children. This is a national crisis. We must stand up for our children."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "By allowing schools to use federal funds to buy firearms, @BetsyDeVosED is making our schools more dangerous and our students less safe. I'm going to keep fighting this deeply harmful proposal every step of the way."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "It's not surprising that @BetsyDeVosED would have the gall to try to sneak guns into schools through a program intended to support students and provide academic enrichment opportunities, but I'm going to stand with students, teachers, and parents across the country to fight it."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "I am proud that Democrats & Republicans came together to reject President Trump's shortsighted agenda and secured this strong investment that moves us closer to the federal government's moral & legal obligation to the Hanford cleanup and the Tri-Cities."
Sept. 12, 2018 Senator Murray Continues Push for Action Following Announcement Regarding Curbing Tobacco Use Among Youth
Sept. 12, 2018 Senate Passes Major Spending Package with Investments for Veterans, Hanford Cleanup, Pacific Northwest National Lab, and other Priorities for Families in Washington State
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "A vote for Judge Kavanaugh is a vote for Secretary DeVos' extreme education privatization agenda."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "By taking ideas from all sides of the aisle and focusing on the root causes and ripple effects of the opioid epidemic, we've crafted a bipartisan bill to address this nationwide crisis, expand access to addiction treatment, & prevent substance misuse."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Make your voice heard and make it clear to Senate Republicans that you care about your rights and freedoms and that you need them to stand with you and oppose Judge Kavanaugh -- someone who would move our country so far in the wrong direction."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "The communities and families of the opioid crisis want serious action to address the full range of challenges they face, and I'm glad so many members on both sides came together to agree on some common sense solutions that will help address this crisis."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "What we saw in the hearings & some of the secret documents that have come to light confirm what we suspected: If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh would overturn Roe, end protections for pre-existing conditions, & swing the balance of the Court for a generation to come. #WhatsAtStake"
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Judge Kavanaugh would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. People are sharing stories from the days before & after Roe because they know #WhatsAtStake. Don't just listen to his rhetoric--look at his actions--and that will tell you everything you need to know."
Sept. 12, 2018 Tweet - "We must not forget that by confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, #NetNeutrality could also be impacted. I will continue fighting and doing all I can to #StopKavanaugh and to keep the internet free and open."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "We still have a lot of work to do to address the root causes and ripple effects of the opioid crisis, but this is a good step forward in doing all we can to stop opioids from coming into our country from China and other foreign manufacturers."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Every student deserves the right to learn in a safe environment, and it's shameful and appalling that @BetsyDeVosEd is considering such a big step backward when it comes to finally addressing our nation's campus sexual assault crisis."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Administration's latest proposal would make it easier to release methane into the air we breathe. This would be another example of putting the bottom lines of special interests before the health and well-being of people and families."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "People across the country are speaking out against Judge Kavanaugh, who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. They know what's at stake and I'm calling on Republicans to listen. #StopKavanaugh"
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "I appreciate @ChrisMurphyCT leading the charge calling for @BetsyDevosED to testify on allowing schools to use federal money to buy guns. This isn't what these funds are meant for & more guns in the classroom will only make students & teachers less safe."
Sept. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Today, we pause to remember the lives of all of those we lost to tragedy 17 years ago & to honor the enduring legacy of so many, including brave first-responders, whose impact providing aid & comfort in the hours, days, & weeks after that horrific attack won't be forgotten."
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