Majority News Releases

04.19.23

At Hearing with Commissioner Califf, Senator Murray Emphasizes Importance of Ensuring FDA Lives Up to Critical Mission, Has Resources to Keep Families Safe

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on FDA budget request*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on President Biden's FY24 budget request for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of making sure FDA has the resources it needs to keep families across the count… Continue Reading


04.19.23

At First Hearing as Chair of Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Senator Murray Pledges to Fight to Make Good on Promise to Our Servicemembers and Veterans

***WATCH: Senator Murray’s opening remarks***   Washington, D.C. – Today, at her first hearing as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), underscored her commitment to using every tool at her disposal to make good on our nation’s promise to our servicemembers, veterans, and their families by supporting them and ensuring we meet their needs—and she reiterated her… Continue Reading


04.18.23

Senator Murray: Maintaining Our Competitive Edge Means Investing in Scientific Discovery

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on NASA and NSF budget requests*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the President's FY24 budget request for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and for the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, highlighted the importance of passing timely, bipartisan spending bills… Continue Reading


04.18.23

Senator Murray Emphasizes Need to Deliver for Military Families, Keep Pace with Adversaries at Hearing on Air Force and Space Force Budgets

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on Air Force and Space Force budget requests***   Washington, D.C. – Today, at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on the President’s FY24 budget request for the Air Force and Space Force, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, highlighted the importance of passing robust funding bills in a timely way to keep pace with our adversaries—and ensure that we support our milita… Continue Reading


04.03.23

ICYMI: Top Senate Appropriators on Both Sides of Aisle Affirm Importance of Working Together to Pass Bipartisan Spending Bills

ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Release Tentative Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings Calendar - MORE HERE ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Respond to President's Budget: Full Steam Ahead on Appropriations Process - MORE HERE (Washington, D.C.) - In case you missed it: last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee continued with a busy slate of subcommittee hearings to examine the President's FY 2024 budget, assess our country's needs for the year ahead, and begin work on bipartis… Continue Reading


03.29.23

At DHS Hearing, Senator Murray Discusses Importance of Investments to Keep Communities Safe and Strengthen Economy

ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President's Budget Request - MORE HERE ***WATCH: Senator Murray's full remarks and questioning*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee hearing with Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the President's FY24 budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of-and her commitment to-working together t… Continue Reading


03.29.23

Senator Murray On Agriculture Investments: “We Can’t Have Strong Communities If People Can’t Put Food On the Table”

ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President's Budget Request - MORE HERE ***WATCH: Senator Murray's full remarks and questioning*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on the President's FY24 budget for the Department of Agriculture, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke ab… Continue Reading


03.29.23

At Hearing with Secretary of the Interior, Senator Murray Highlights How Conservation Keeps Our Economy Strong, Families Safe, and Nation Globally Competitive

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on the President's FY24 budget for the Department of the Interior, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, highlighted the many ways funding to protect and restore our environment helps keep families safe, local economies strong, and the U.S. globally competitive. "Defense spending isn't the … Continue Reading


03.28.23

Senator Murray Highlights Key Investments at DOJ Hearing to Build Safer Communities

ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President's Budget Request - MORE HERE ***WATCH: Senator Murray's full remarks and questioning*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland on the President's FY24 budget request for the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discussed the importance of strengthening key investments across DOJ to help build safer communities as we seek to end gun vio… Continue Reading


03.28.23

Senator Murray Underscores Importance of Support for Military Families and Timely, Bipartisan Spending Bills

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, at an Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the President's FY24 budget for the Navy and Marine Corps, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of-and her commitment to-working together to pass bipartisan funding bills in a timely way to keep our country safe and competitive, ensure our military remains the best in the world, and get military families the support they need. "The conversations we are… Continue Reading


03.24.23

ICYMI: Top Senate Appropriators Express Strong Support for Return to Regular Order and Timely Passage of Bipartisan Spending Bills

ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Release Tentative Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings Calendar - MORE HERE ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Respond to President's Budget: Full Steam Ahead on Appropriations Process - MORE HERE (Washington, D.C.) - In case you missed it: over the last week plus, the Senate Appropriations Committee has been busy with subcommittee hearings to examine the President's FY 2024 budget, assess our country's needs for the year ahead, and begin work on bipart… Continue Reading


03.23.23

At Hearing on Transportation Budget, Senator Murray Underscores: We Can’t Compete Without World-Class Ports, Safe Bridges and Railways, and Strong Transit Systems

Senator Murray: "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law we passed laid a strong foundation for an infrastructure decade-now, we have to build on it." ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President's Budget Request - MORE HERE ***WATCH: Senator Murray Discusses Transportation Budget with Secretary Buttigieg*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, at a hearing with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the President's FY24 budget request for the Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Senat… Continue Reading


03.22.23

At Hearing on HHS Budget, Senator Murray Makes Clear: Investing in Families’ Health and Basics Pays Dividends

ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President’s Budget Request – MORE HERE   ***WATCH: Senator Murray’s full remarks and questioning***   (Washington, D.C.) – Today, at a hearing with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on the President’s FY24 budget request, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, underscored the importance of continuing to invest in families’ health and prosperity … Continue Reading


03.22.23

At Hearing on Treasury Budget, Senator Murray Highlights Need to Strengthen Main Street Economy

Senator Murray emphasized Treasury’s role in supporting and safeguarding the economic wellbeing of Main Street while also highlighting the important role the agency plays in advancing key national security imperatives   ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President’s Budget Request – MORE HERE   ***WATCH: Senator Murray Discusses Treasury Budget with Secretary Yellen***   (Washington, D.C.) – Today, at a hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yelle… Continue Reading


03.22.23

Senator Murray’s Remarks at Hearing on State Department’s Budget

***WATCH: Senator Murray's remarks*** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke at a State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State. Senator Murray's remarks, as delivered, are below: "Thank you very much, Chair Coons and Ranking Member Graham. "I'm really glad to jo… Continue Reading


03.15.23

Senators Murray and Collins Release Tentative Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings Calendar

ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Respond to President's Budget: Full Steam Ahead on Appropriations Process - MORE HERE ***All hearing dates are tentative until they are officially noticed one week prior*** (Washington, DC) - Today-following Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young's testimony before the Senate Budget Committee-U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee respectively, releas… Continue Reading


03.09.23

Senator Murray on President Biden’s Proposed Investments to Tackle the Child Care Crisis: “Huge for Families”

ICYMI: Senator Murray Statement on the President's Budget Request - MORE HERE (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden's plan to tackle the child care crisis in his fiscal year 2024 budget request. "You simply can't talk about strengthening our economy without talking about fixing the child care crisis-parents need affordable child care to go to work. And I am so glad the … Continue Reading


03.09.23

Senator Murray Statement on the President’s Budget Request

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the President's fiscal year 2024 budget request: "President Biden's budget is a roadmap for a stronger America that puts working people-not billionaires and giant corporations-first, and sets our country up to thrive in the decades to come. The President's plan invests in American families, strengthens Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security for the next… Continue Reading


03.09.23

Senators Murray and Collins Respond to President’s Budget: Full Steam Ahead on Appropriations Process

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee respectively, issued the following statement in response to the release of the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal:   “Now that the President has released his budget, we are pressing forward with the work of writing our nation’s spending bills as quickly as possible. We have a real opportunity—and an important responsibility—to work together… Continue Reading


02.15.23

Murray, Collins Announce Appropriations Subcommittees Leadership and Rosters for 118th Congress


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