U.S. Senator, Washington state | @HELPCmteDems Chair | Assistant Democratic Leader | Working every day for WA families | she/her/hers | RT≠endorsement

WA & DC
Joined May 2011
Thanks, @TheDailyShow for having me on to talk about how critical it is for women and for our entire economy that we finally address our nation's child care and caregiving crisis. Watch the full episode here: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=FL3Y9iKR…
Even before the pandemic, access to child care was a problem. Now it’s gotten worse, and has led to lots of women leaving the workforce. Senator @PattyMurray joins @RoyWoodJr, @DesiLydic & segment director Sarah Hamblin in the latest episode of Beyond the Scenes.
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Democrats are united in making sure that we deliver for families in Washington state and across this country by passing the #BuildBackBetter plan.
“We’re going to fundamentally reshape the American economy so we can level the playing field for working families,” one senator said. But before they can do that, Democrats have to pare the legislation down from $3.5 trillion to closer to $2 trillion. spokesman.com/stories/2021/o…
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The FY2022 Senate Appropriations bills announced today will: ✅ Remove the Hyde & Weldon amendments ✅ Invest in our public health infrastructure ✅ Double Title I funding for public schools ✅ Include more than $111 million for WA state communities & projects
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The proposed FY2022 LHHS funding bill would finally do away with the Hyde and Weldon amendments, bringing us one step closer to ensuring the right to abortion isn’t just a right in name only—but rather one that's available for everyone.
A bill introduced in the Senate Appropriations Committee puts the focus on reproductive rights by proposing an end to the Hyde Amendment and offering an unprecedented level of funding for Title X. 19thnews.org/2021/10/propose…
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And after years of cuts & interference, this bill will make historic investments in #TitleX family planning providers & maternal health—helping patients get crucial reproductive health care while fighting our country’s unacceptable maternal mortality rate.
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With reproductive & abortion rights under attack from every angle—& with #RoeVWade hanging in the balance at SCOTUS—we have to fight to ensure a future in which each person’s right to make deeply personal decisions about pregnancy & parenting is protected. murray.senate.gov/public/ind…
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To avoid the massive economic and personal costs of inaction on climate we need to dramatically cut carbon emissions—and we can do that while creating quality, union jobs and boosting our economy in the process.
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I’m determined to make sure the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the #BuildBackBetter bill move together and are done right—because having a stronger, fairer economy for workers and families means doing both.
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Secretary Powell was a dedicated leader and public servant who constantly broke barriers throughout his career. Today I am thinking of his wife Alma and his entire family during this difficult time.
Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died. He was 84 years old. He died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. cnn.it/3piMtah
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For the parent who’s unable to take care of their sick child because they can’t afford to miss a paycheck. For the worker with a disability who’s managing their health. And for working families everywhere—know that I am fighting to make sure you can get paid leave.
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🚸 In order for working parents to get back to work, they need quality, affordable child care just as much as they need roads and bridges.
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be hard on all of us, both physically and mentally. Don’t forget to take care of yourself—and get vaccinated to help end this pandemic.
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There are people in Texas, Mississippi, and across the country who are seeking an abortion and afraid they won't be able to get the health care they need. They're counting on us to fight back against attacks on abortion—and the Senate has to act.
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Our doctors shouldn't have to treat patients in hospital waiting rooms, and patients who need life-saving care or surgery for things like cancer shouldn’t be forced to wait indefinitely because hospitals are overwhelmed by unvaccinated COVID patients. spokesman.com/stories/2021/o…
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The caregiving policies in #BuildBackBetter will help ensure people with disabilities and older adults can thrive at home, work, and school—and alongside their families, friends, and neighbors.
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Senator Patty Murray retweeted
October marks National Bullying Prevention Month. Every student deserves to feel safe at school. That’s why I’ve introduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act with @PattyMurray and @RepMarkPocan to help #StopBullying.
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The cost of inaction on climate is too high—both for our planet and for the pockets of millions of people who are already dealing with this crisis.
Biden administration taking steps to address economic risks from climate change, issuing 40-page report on government-wide plans to protect financial, insurance and housing markets and savings of American families. abcn.ws/3DIWod3
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Some Senate Republicans have suggested they know better than the experts when it comes to COVID-19. That’s just plain false. The experts and science agree: vaccines are one of our best tools to end this pandemic and we need to get more shots into arms—not less.
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RT if having affordable child care would make a monumental difference for you and your family.
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