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Oct. 27, 2017 Murray: "DeVos is Dead Set on Rolling Back All The Progress We've Made for Our Children of Color & Students with Disabilities" Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Demand DeVos Enforce Civil Rights Laws in Schools as Incidents of Harassment and Racism Increase Following President Trump's Election Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2017 Murray to DeVos: "Stop Creating Chaos & Confusion" for Students & Workers with Disabilities Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kathleen S. Tighe, Office of the Inspector General - Investigation into US Education Department Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Murray and Scott on DeVos Decision to Make Privatization a Priority When Awarding Federal Grants Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower College Textbook Costs Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Follow the Law on Every Student Succeeds Act Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps Rep. Pramila Jayapal Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Greg Walden, the Hon. Michael Burgess, Chairmans, and Ranking Members the Hon. Frank Pallone and the Hon. Gene Green - Support the National Health Service Corps Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elizabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elizabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elizabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 24, 2017 Congressman Denny Heck applauds expansion of GI Bill Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
July 21, 2017 Reichert, Lowey Introduce Resolution to Promote Access to Education Across the Globe Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Federal Funding for Apprenticeship Initiatives Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Federal Funding for Apprenticeship Initiatives Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Federal Funding for Apprenticeship Initiatives Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Federal Funding for Apprenticeship Initiatives Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Federal Funding for Apprenticeship Initiatives Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Jaime Herrera Beutler Coauthors Bill to Educate & Prepare for Tech Industry Jobs Based on Apprenticeship Model Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 Jaime Herrera Beutler Coauthors Bill to Educate & Prepare for Tech Industry Jobs Based on Apprenticeship Model Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Kilmer Announces Grant for Head Start and Early Head Start in Kitsap Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights Rep. Pramila Jayapal Washington, DC
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Concerns About Student Civil Rights Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Clarification on Her Position on Vouchers and Students with Disabilities Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 Letter to Marcella Goodridge - Keiller, Designated Agency Ethics Official of the Department of Education - Secretary DeVos' Potential Conflict of Interest and Ethics Agreement Violation with Speech at American Federation for Children Event Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 31, 2017 Kilmer & Brooks Introduce Bill to Help Teachers by Making Loan Assistance More Effective Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 Murray on Trump's Proposed Education Cuts: This Will Come At Expense of Millions of Students Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Murray, Democrats Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Legislation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, D.C.
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
April 7, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Maria Cantwell Unknown
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Letter to Marcella Goodridge, Designated Agency Ethics Official U.S. Department of Education - Department of Education Official's Ties, Conflicts of Interest with For-Profit College Chain Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Protect Students and Taxpayers from Failing Colleges Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 27, 2017 Murray, Scott Condemn President Trump for Weakening Accountability for Students, Parents, Teachers and Communities Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Special Education: Murray Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 Murray, Scott Criticize Secretary DeVos on Rushed and Problematic State Plan Template Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Implement Every Student Succeeds Act as Congress Intended Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Address How Education Dept. Will "Vigorously" Enforce Civil Rights Laws Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2017 Murray Blasts Trump Administration for Targeting Transgender Students in "Shameful" Rollback of Protections Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 Senator Murray Stands with Workers and Families to Call Out President Trump for Breaking His Campaign Promise to Put American Workers First Sen. Patty Murray Seattle, WA
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Daniel Newhouse Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - Fund the Secure Rural Schools Program Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Provide an Immediate and Detailed Explanation for Why the Resource Website for the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Has Disappeared Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Provide an Immediate and Detailed Explanation for Why the Resource Website for the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Has Disappeared Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Murray: GOP Moving Quickly to Gut Bipartisan Education Law, Secure Greater Authority for Betsy DeVos to Implement Anti-Public School Agenda Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Sen. Murray on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: This is Not The End of the Story - I Will Keep Up the Fight Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2017 Murray on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: This is Not The End of the Story - I Will Keep Up the Fight Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2017 Senator Murray Statement on Meeting with Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary-Designate, U.S. Department of Education - Announce Position on Action "Wreaking Havoc Throughout Our Education System" Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2017 Murray Statement on Republican Efforts to Jam Through Nomination of Betsy DeVos Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to Senior White House Advisor for Education, Jason Botel and Acting Secretary of Education, Phil Rosenfelt - Provide Information of Administration's Vetting Procedures for Appointees and the Department's Efforts to Promote a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee - Opening Statement by Sen. Murray, Markup on Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Cantwell to Vote "NO" Betsy DeVos Nomination for Secretary of Education Sen. Maria Cantwell Seattle, WA
Jan. 24, 2017 House passes Reichert, Lowey bill to expand children's access to education around the world Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar ALexander - Regarding Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee - Opening Statement by Sen. Murray, Hearing to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate HELP Committee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee - Urge to Vote No in DeVos for Secretary of Education Rep. Pramila Jayapal Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2017 SCOTUS: Murray Statement on Case Determining Rights of Students With Disabilities to Receive Meaningful Public Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2017 Senator Murray Statement on Meeting with Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Cantwell Provision Improves Computer Science Education for Underserved Communities, Awaits President's Signature Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington,DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Murray, Scott Applaud Final Rule to Address Widespread Inequality in Special Education for Students of Color with Disabilities Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ted Mitchell, Secretary of Department of Education - Regarding the Department of Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2016 Sen. Murray Statement on Nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2016 Following Support from Congressman Reichert and Members of the WA Delegation, $2.7 Million Apprenticeship Grant Heads to Washington State Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Kilmer Announces New Department of Agriculture Grants to Help Revitalize Rural Communities in Washington state Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2016 DelBene Encourages Students to Code in Hackathon Rep. Suzan DelBene Bothell, WA
Sept. 22, 2016 Sen. Murray Praises Decision by Education Dept. to Hold ACICS Accountable for Failing to Protect Students, Veterans, and Taxpayers in Higher Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John B. King, Secretary of the Dept. of Education - Call to "Provide Clarity and Direction" For How States, Schools Districts Can Best Use Funds to Address Teacher Shortages Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Murray Applauds New Head Start Program Performance Standards Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Murray, Scott Applaud King for Proposed Title I Spending Rule Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the Department of Education - ESSA: Murray, Scott Continue Push to Ensure New Education Law Works for Every Student, Strengthens Equity of Educational Opportunity Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John B. King Jr., Secretary of Education - Provide More Time for States to Develop Their New Accountability Systems Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Request for Battle Ground School Resource Officer Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Lowey-Reichert Bipartisan Education for All Act Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Cantwell Secures Provision to Address Significant Gap in Computer Science Education Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Murray, Senate Honor 44th Anniversary of Title IX, Landmark Civil Rights Law Prohibiting Discrimination Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Dr. John King, Secretary of the Dept. of Education - Push for Ambitious Pre-K Plans in ESSA Implementation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Murray, Scott Push for Ambitious Pre-K Plans in ESSA Implementation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 3, 2016 Security Industry Association Names Larsen "Legislator of the Year' for Leadership in School Safety Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 The Wall Street Journal - Pell Grant Program Projected to See $7.8 Billion Surplus Next Year Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
May 26, 2016 Murray Statement on the Department of Education's Proposed Accountability Rule Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Dr. John King, Secretary of the Department of Education - Hold States, School Districts, and Schools Accountable for Effectively Implementing New k-12 Education Law Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Murray, Scott Urge Education Department to Hold States, School Districts, and Schools Accountable for Effectively Implementing New K-12 Education Law Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Dr. John King, Secretary of Education - Education Accountability Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
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