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Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Democrat, Washington
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Office Phone: 202-225-4061
Committees:
Appropriations
Budget
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Veterans’ Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
14.30% of children are in poverty
14.40% of children under 6 are in poverty
6.20% of children are in extreme poverty
12.00% are food insecure
2.60% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Murray on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Murray on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • Murray on Child Welfare


    Murray on Youth Justice

  • voted against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • voted for H.R.6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which reauthorized the JJDPA and provided for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs. This bill passed unanimously through Congress.

  • Murray on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.murray.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-4061.

    Murray on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit www.murray.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-4061.

    Murray on Nutrition

  • voted for H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.


  • Murray on Early Childhood Development


    Murray on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted against H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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