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First Hobby Lobby votes set for this week

First Hobby Lobby votes set for this week

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Democrats are pushing forward with an effort to reverse a Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to refuse to provide contraception coverage to employees.
Gabrielle Levy
Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Democrats introduced twin bills Wednesday to undo the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that allows for-profit companies to opt out of contraception coverage.
Gabrielle Levy
Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Female Senate Democrats drew a line connecting two of the issues the party hopes to make the centerpiece of their midterm strategy: equal pay and student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators want 'heads to roll' over Phoenix VA scandal

Senators want 'heads to roll' over Phoenix VA scandal

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) --Lawmakers made little effort to disguise their anger over recent revelations of systematic abuse at veterans healthcare centers in Arizona last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama stops to tour mudslide site in Washington en route to Asia

Obama stops to tour mudslide site in Washington en route to Asia

EVERETT, Wash., April 22 (UPI) -- President Obama visited the site of the deadly Washington State mudslide Tuesday as he headed to Asia for a week-long trip.
Frances Burns
IRS offers extension to Washington mudslide victims, relief workers

IRS offers extension to Washington mudslide victims, relief workers

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service on Friday offered victims of the Washington mudslide a six-month extension to file their returns and pay any taxes due.
Ananth Baliga
WH budget director raises possibilities of talks with Ryan

WH budget director raises possibilities of talks with Ryan

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- An opening to negotiate a spending increase with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., may be present, White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell said.
President Obama submits $3.9 trillion budget proposal

President Obama submits $3.9 trillion budget proposal

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- President Obama released his budget proposal Tuesday that seeks $3.9 trillion in spending, including $56 billion in new spending above the cap in place.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.
Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats said they don't plan on writing a fiscal 2015 budget because they reached a two-year deal in December with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Senate OKs bill restoring military pension COLA cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday approved a House-passed bill to restore cuts in pensions for younger military retirees that had been part of a bipartisan budget deal.

Report: Senate Dems may avoid election year budget battle

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats are reluctant to introduce a budget resolution because it may force members to take difficult votes in an election year, Republicans said.
Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested some of the U.S. military retiree pension cuts in last month's budget deal could be restored in a funding measure.

Obama said committed to working with U.S. Congress for American people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama is committed to working with the U.S. Congress cooperatively to help America's middle class and grow the economy, the White House said Monday.
Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

Issa: Limit mail delivery to restore military retiree benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said his bill to restore military retiree benefits would pay for the cost by reducing Saturday U.S. mail delivery.
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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks at a press conference on healthcare reform in Washington on July 23, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said a vote on healthcare would not happen until this fall. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns, born October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington and a member of the Democratic Party. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

Murray has served as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary since 2007, making her the fourth highest-ranking Democrat and the highest-ranking woman in the Senate.

Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 to 2003, Murray assumed the role again in early 2011, for a term ending in 2013. She is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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