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National Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Pramila Jayapal for Washington’s 7th Congressional District

Washington State Senator Pamila Jayapal, 37th District, Seattle
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Pramila Jayapal worked for 20 years both internationally and domestically as an advocate for women, immigrants, civil and human rights. ...
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Murray, Cantwell, DelBene Commend SSA for Ensuring Same-Sex Beneficiaries Not Penalized

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The Social Security Administration has adopted a streamlined waiver process to address errors in SSA’s treatment of SSI beneficiaries in same-sex marriages. ...
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Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court Bench

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In a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday at the White House, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...
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DelBene: GOP’s Select Panel is a ‘Witch Hunt’ and Threatens Women’s Safety

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene,Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Legal Voice Executive Director Lisa M. Stone/Sarah Toce, The Seattle Lesbian
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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene told the media, “This Select Panel is clearly nothing more than a charade and waste of taxpayers’ money, and should be disbanded.” ...
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Murray, DelBene Support Women’s Rights at Planned Parenthood on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined supporters at the Planned Parenthood Seattle Health Center.
Health Local
On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined supporters at the Planned Parenthood Seattle Health Center. ...
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U.S. Rep Jim McDermott Announces Retirement from Congress, Another McDermott May Run

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott/Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
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U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, 79, announced Monday that he won't run for re-election in 2016. McDermott was a staunch supporter of LGBT rights in Washington state. ...
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Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act Into Law

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The Senate overwhelmingly passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, Senator Patty Murray’s bipartisan legislation to rewrite No Child Left Behind. ...
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Murray on Latest GOP Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood: ‘Women Have Had Enough’

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Murray highlighted that Planned Parenthood is a critical source of health care for women, and that women are tired of being used for political pandering. ...
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Homeless, Foster Students Higher Education Legislation Introduced

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This bill would require colleges and universities to do their part to improve outreach, resources, and policies for homeless and foster youth. ...
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Murray, 118 Colleagues Urge SSA to Stop Penalizing LGBT Couples 

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray and 118 congressional colleagues sent a letter to make sure the Social Security Administration is treating all marriages equally. ...
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