Patty Murray

Federal Sequester
4:28 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Senator Murray Pleads With Republicans To Compromise, End Sequester Cuts

Senator Patty Murray made an urgent appeal on the floor of the Senate Thursday.

Several months into federal sequestration budget cuts, some of the most severe reductions are just now taking effect.

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Immigration Reform
5:58 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Sen. Murray On Immigration: Keep Families Together

Washington State Democratic Senator Patty Murray.
Credit Sen. Patty Murray official photo

Senator Patty Murray laid out her priorities for immigration reform Wednesday on the floor of the U.S Senate. Her comments come as the Senate begins debate on a landmark immigration bill.

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Military Sexual Assault
4:35 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Patty Murray In Seattle To Discuss Efforts To Protect Victims Of Military Sexual Assault

Washington Senator Patty Murray was in Seattle Friday discussing her legislation aimed at combating military sexual assault.

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation
4:02 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Sen. Murray Hopes New Leadership Brings Change To Hanford

US Senate

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 3:05 pm

Washington Senator Patty Murray says she’s looking for some change at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with new leadership at the top. A new manager is taking over at a key contracting company that handles the leaking radioactive tank farms. And the Department of Energy has a new secretary, Ernest Moniz.

Murray toured the southeast Washington nuclear site Thursday to get briefings on the massive waste treatment plant being built and the ongoing cleanup of radioactive waste.

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Fairchild well positioned
6:28 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Fairchild Officials Say Base Is Well Positioned Despite Losing Out On Tankers

Brian Newberry talks to reporters in front of a KC-135, one of the new KC-46A refueling tankers are designed to replace.
Credit Jessica Robinson

Officials at Fairchild Air Force Base say their role in the military's Asia-Pacific operations will not change anytime soon. That's despite the Pentagon Wednesday opting not to locate the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers at the base outside of Spokane, Wash. Jessica Robinson reports.

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Military Sexual Assault
4:03 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Washington Senator Patty Murray Introduces Bill To Combat Military Assault

In its latest report, the Department of Defense says more than 2,700 service members reported being sexually assaulted in 2012. Tuesday, Washington Senator Patty Murray introduced a new bill she says will help better protect victims of military sexual assault from intimidation and systemic challenges.

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Democratic Budget Plan
4:08 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Murray At Center Stage Guiding Democratic Budget Plan

Senator Patty Murray (D - Wash.) is the new chair of the U.S. Senate’s budget committee.
Credit U.S. Senate

Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray took center stage in the other Washington Wednesday. She’s the new chair the U.S. Senate’s budget committee. In that role, Murray outlined the Democrats’ 10-year plan to get the nation closer to a balanced budget.

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Army Mental Health
4:06 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System

Issues with the behavioral health system came to light after it was revealed that hundreds of soldiers at Madigan Army Medical Center had their PTSD diagnoses reversed by a forensic psychiatry team.
Credit Madigan Army Medical Center PA

The Army has more than doubled its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers in the past five years. It’s an important step. But it may not be enough. A report out today examines how the Army evaluates soldiers for mental health issues; it finds the system is riddled with problems.

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Anti-tax Pledge
4:32 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Murray Urges More Republicans To Break Anti-tax Pledge

Sen. Patty Murray
Credit CSPAN

U.S. Senator Patty Murray is encouraging Republican members of Congress to break campaign pledges to vote against any tax increases. The Washington Democrat made the comments on the floor of the U.S Senate Wednesday.

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