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Patty Murray's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Sr, Democratic Minority Conference Secretary
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Nov. 16, 2018 Tweet - "For those of us who have seen President Trump and this Administration attack and undermine women, their health care, their rights, and their well-being over and over--@BetsyDeVosED's new Title IX rule is deeply disappointing, but far from surprising."
Nov. 16, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud to stand with @RepJerryNadler and @BobbyScott to work to end a practice that tilts the playing field against workers who have been wronged on the job. When workers are treated unfairly, employers should be held accountable to make it right."
Nov. 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex M. Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, The Hon. Seema Verma, Administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Department of the Treasury - Democratic Health Leaders Tell Trump to End Attacks on Americans' Health Care
Nov. 15, 2018 Senator Murray Pushes FDA To Keep Building on Efforts to Fight Youth Tobacco Use In Light of New Finding One-in-Five Teens Use E-Cigarettes
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "This new report by @SIHB1 is a major step in the right direction, but it should also ring alarm bells that our work to protect native women & girls from violence in WA and across the country is far from complete. #MMIWG"
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "The epidemic of violence against native women & girls is horrifying--& this new report by @SIHB1 calls much-needed attention to this critical issue impacting not just native women & girls, but countless families & communities across WA & nationwide. #MMIWG"
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "As a recipient of federal student aid myself, I know first-hand the doors higher education can open. I will keep fighting to make college more affordable for students & families in WA and across the country. #Thankful4Pell"
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud of the work we've done to lay out a positive agenda for patients, students, workers, women, seniors, & the middle class." Sen. Murray on being re-elected to the @SenateDems Leadership Team as Assistant Democratic Leader for the 116th Congress:"
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "I'm encouraged by @US_FDA's latest plans, but there is still more work to do to protect kids from tobacco & to reverse the alarming trend of rising youth e-cigarette use."
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "We need more centers for veterans in our country like the Spokane Vet Center in my home state of WA--thank you for your commitment to honoring our nation's promise to care for our heroes when they return home."
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Veterans have put themselves in harm's way to protect our rights & freedoms--and I'm grateful for centers like the Spokane Vet Center in WA that stand by our wounded warriors when they return home & make sure they get the care & support they deserve."
Nov. 15, 2018 Tweet - "I look forward to getting to work w/ @SenSchumer, the rest of our leadership team, our caucus & the new @HouseDemocrats majority, which includes amazing new faces."
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Year after year--in WA & nationwide--dozens & dozens of native families must pick up the pieces after a beloved mother, aunt, sister, or daughter is killed or just disappears. This is terrifying & unacceptable--and we must address this crisis with the urgency it deserves. #MMIWG"
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "WA state has led the way in raising the minimum wage for workers and Raise the Act would bring that progress to communities nationwide. It's the right thing to do for working parents & the 2/3 of minimum wage workers who are women."
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "A $15 federal minimum wage is the right thing to do for working parents & families for our local economies for communities nationwide Because no one working a full-time job should be living in poverty."
Nov. 14, 2018 Senator Murray Re-Elected to Senate Democratic Leadership Team For The 116th Congress
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Now that Pell Grants can be used year-round, more students are enrolling in community colleges. This is just one way we're working to open the doors of opportunity to low-income students and make higher education more affordable."
Nov. 14, 2018 Tweet - "Proud to join @SIHB1, @lisamurkowski, @SenatorHeitkamp & colleagues from both sides of the aisle to shine a light on the devastating crisis of missing & murdered indigenous women & girls. We must do all we can to protect native women & girls--in WA & around our country. #MMIWG"
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Acting AG Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from the Mueller probe because he: - is one of Pres Trump's loyalists - has publicly criticized the investigation This investigation shouldn't be undercut in any way."
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Veterans who are unable to work because of a severe disability incurred from service to our country shouldn't have to worry about paying back their student loans. This is unacceptable--I urge @BetsyDeVosED to automatically discharge their loans."
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - "I stand with the people of Eastern WA and across our state and country in calling for Acting AG Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself."
Nov. 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Senator Stabenow, Colleagues Call For Increased Transparency and Action at VA to Process Delayed Veterans Benefits
Nov. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Our country must uphold its promise to take care of the women & men who have served & put their lives in harm's way to protect our rights & freedoms. Service shortages--in WA & nationwide--are broken promises that we must fix without further delay."
Nov. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Newly-installed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has publicly criticized the Mueller investigation and now President Trump has put him in charge of it. Whitaker must recuse himself."
Nov. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Nobody is above the law in our country--including President Trump."
Nov. 9, 2018 Tweet - "With President Trump appointing Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG it's even more critical that we protect Special Counsel Mueller. No more delays--a vote on a bipartisan bill to shield this investigation from further political pressure must happen."
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Hours after Democrats regain control of the House, Pres Trump removes Jeff Sessions & installs an Acting AG who has publicly criticized the Mueller probe. GOP leaders: no more excuses. Schedule a vote on the bipartisan bill to safeguard the investigation. America is watching."
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Pres Trump put his loyalist in to oversee the Mueller investigation. It doesn't matter if you're D or R, we should all demand: Acting AG Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from the investigation A vote on bipartisan legislation to shield Mueller from further political pressure"
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "People want us to listen to women & to hold this Admin's feet to the fire. I'm going to keep fighting against Pres Trump's ongoing attacks on women's health care." FULL STATEMENT on Pres Trump's latest steps to undermine women's access to health care:"
Nov. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Pres Trump & his Admin continue to undermine women's health care and make it harder for them to get the care they need. This is unacceptable--we must stop this Admin from steamrolling over the will of women & men across the country. FULL STATEMENT:"
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Democrats want to bring down health care costs and uphold protections for people with pre-existing conditions. I hope Republicans are ready to work with us on providing quality, affordable health care to millions of people and families nationwide. #ProtectOurCare"
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "The ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours after voters removed Republicans from full control of government in last night's elections is extremely concerning. I urge Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "The #FAFSA is more than a form--it's a gateway to incredible opportunities. From high school seniors who want to change the world, to adults who want to attain new skills, federal aid & the #WASFA open doors for students & families in WA & nationwide."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Democrats will keep fighting. For people w/ pre-existing conditions. For cancer patients & survivors. For seniors w/ health challenges. For anyone who wants quality, affordable health care. I hope Republicans reverse course & join us to help families across the US."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "When I won my Senate seat in 1992, Congress jumped to six women in the Senate & 55 in the House. Now we have a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress--& I cannot wait to fight for the people of this country alongside them."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "WA ranked 48 out of the 50 states & DC for students filling out the #FAFSA to get financial aid. Last year WA HS seniors left up to $50M on the table. Let's change that--get the word out that a high quality, affordable education may be one form away."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Pres Trump ousted Jeff Sessions & installed one of his loyalists, Matthew Whitaker, to oversee the Mueller probe. I urge Whitaker to recuse himself & @senatemajldr to schedule a vote on the bipartisan bill to protect the investigation."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Dems will give power to the people--not insurance companies. We will uphold pre-existing condition protections--not strip them out. We will lower health care costs--not drive them up. If GOP truly wants to stand with families, they'll join us to stop Pres Trump's #ACA sabotage."
Nov. 7, 2018 Tweet - "I urge the newly-installed Acting AG to recuse himself from the investigation and for the Admin to make it clear to the American public that this investigation will not be compromised or undercut in any way."
Nov. 7, 2018 Senator Murray Calls on Newly-Installed Acting Attorney General to Recuse Himself From Mueller Investigation
Nov. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans keep promising they will defend protections for patients with pre-existing conditions... ...but their repeated efforts to undermine health care for countless patients and families tell a different story. #ProtectOurCare"
Nov. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Make no mistake: Republicans will not stop until they have permanently undermined health care for millions of patients and families--including gutting Medicaid and Medicare. #ProtectOurCare"
Nov. 4, 2018 Tweet - "The reality is that the Trump admin & 20-GOP led states are backing a lawsuit to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions for millions of families across the country. And Democrats are fighting every single GOP attack to keep these protections."
Nov. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Open Enrollment for health care under the #ACA is happening now. #GetCovered with quality, affordable health coverage that includes protections for pre-existing conditions. Sign up for a plan or renew"
Nov. 3, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans are: sabotaging quality health coverage forcing families to pay more for health care with #JunkPlans Democrats are: fighting every GOP attack on quality health coverage working on lowering health care costs"
Nov. 2, 2018 Tweet - "Let's be clear about who is fighting for families. While Dems push to make health care more accessible & affordable, the Trump admin & 20 GOP-led states are behind a lawsuit to end protections for pre-existing conditions. Watch what Republicans do, not what they say."
Nov. 2, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans' health care record: championed awful Trumpcare backed a lawsuit to end pre-existing condition protections Democrats' health care record: stood with families across the country vs. Trumpcare fought to end expanding #JunkPlans"
Nov. 2, 2018 Letter to Alexander Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Senate Democrats to Secretary Azar: End Efforts to Redefine Sex to Exclude Transgender Persons
Nov. 2, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump & Republicans keep lying about health care because they do not have a plan to bring down costs and improve care. But what Republicans are definitely doing: Backing a lawsuit to take away pre-existing condition protections. #ProtectOurCare"
Nov. 2, 2018 Tweet - "When the Senate failed Anita Hill & confirmed Justice Thomas in 1991, I got mad. Then I ran for the Senate, & I wouldn't let anyone tell me I had no shot. And I won. I see that story repeated over & over today--& this story isn't ending anytime soon."
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