Patty Murray

Patty Murray

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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Senator Murray Calls for Congress to Act on Gun Violence

Students and faculty stand on a playing field outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School following a shooting at the school. Photo: Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times
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Murray referenced gun-related tragedies at Seattle Pacific University and Marysville-Pilchuck High School and urged Congress to listen to American people. ...
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Washington State Receives Federal Grant to Explore Paid Family Leave Program

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Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. ...
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Murray: ‘Attacking Women’s Health Doesn’t Keep the Government Open’

U.S. Senator Patty Murray on the Senate Floor
Politics Health
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of a partisan, Senate Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood. ...
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Murray: LGBT Students Deserve Protections from Bullying and Harassment

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Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered remarks on the Senate floor supporting an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act that would protect LGBT students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Building on Marriage Equality, Our Next Steps to Protect LGBT Americans

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Editorial
U.S. Senator Patty Murray writes about marriage equality nationwide and what has to happen next to ensure equal rights for all Americans. ...
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Legislation Proposed for Access to Over-the-Counter Birth Control

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The Affordability is Access Act would allow women to have access to FDA-approved over-the-counter birth control without being forced to pay extra. ...
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FDA Proposes Guidelines to Mandatory One-Year Blood Ban

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The FDA Tuesday announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men to a one year ban. ...
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