Majority News Releases

05.11.23

At Hearing on Defense Budget, Senator Murray Underscores Importance of Passing Timely Funding Bills to Keep Pace with Competitors and Support Military Families

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on Defense budget request*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on the President's fiscal year 2024 budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, highlighted the importance of timely appropriations to keep pace with our competitors' investments, keep our country secure, and deliver the support our servicemembers and mi… Continue Reading


05.10.23

Senator Murray Makes Clear Delivering Resources FBI and DEA Need is Mission-Critical to Keep Communities Across America Safe

***WATCH: Senator Murray discusses importance of investing in keeping communities safe*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the president's fiscal year 2024 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke about the need to ensure our federal law enforcement agen… Continue Reading


05.10.23

Senator Murray: Living Up to Our Nation’s Commitments to Tribes Includes Delivering on Key Federal Investments—Not Slashing Them

***WATCH: Senator Murray discusses importance of our investments in Tribal communities*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the president's fiscal year 2024 budget request for Indian Country, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discussed the need for the federal government to better live up to its commitments to our Tribes, which includes providing key federal fu… Continue Reading


05.04.23

Senator Murray at NIH Budget Hearing: We Cannot Afford to Slash Our Investments in Lifesaving Research

***WATCH: Senator Murray discusses importance of funding cutting-edge medical research*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the president's fiscal year 2024 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discussed how investing in the scientific research NIH conducts and supports produces brea… Continue Reading


05.03.23

Senator Murray Discusses Efforts to Strengthen U.S. Competitiveness

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at press conference*** Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and many of her Democratic colleagues to discuss a new legislative effort to bolster U.S. competitiveness and reiterate the importance of her work as Appropriations Chair to craft and pass funding bills to keep pace with our competitors and keep America on the cutting edge. In her rem… Continue Reading


05.03.23

At EPA Budget Hearing, Senator Murray Highlights How House Republicans’ Cuts Threaten Clean Air & Water, Efforts to Combat PFAS Contamination

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on EPA budget request***   Senator Murray: “PFAS, or forever chemicals, aren’t just toxic—they are everywhere—to the point where they can even be found in our blood. We need to make sure we are cutting down on pollution—not cutting the funding EPA needs to protect our kids.”   Washington, D.C. – Today, at a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on th… Continue Reading


05.03.23

Senator Murray: Investing in Lowering Energy Costs, Protecting Our Grid, and Cutting-Edge Scientific Discovery is a No-Brainer

***WATCH: At hearing, Senator Murray discusses how investing in DOE's work is critical to stay ahead of our competitors and keep the lights on in America*** ***WATCH: Senator Murray questions witnesses on DOE budget proposal*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development subcommittee hearing on the President's fiscal year 2024 budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Senator Patty… Continue Reading


05.02.23

At Hearing on Army Budget, Senator Murray Stresses Importance of Supporting Military Families—and of Keeping Pace with Global Competitors’ Investments

***WATCH: Senator Murray speaks at hearing on Army budget request*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee hearing on the President's fiscal year 2024 budget request for the Army, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, underscored the importance of passing bipartisan funding bills in a timely way to ensure our investments don't fall behind our competitors'-and of delivering the support our servicemembers and militar… Continue Reading


04.26.23

Murray Emphasizes Role Commerce Department Plays Ensuring Competitive U.S. Economy

***WATCH: Senator Murray's remarks and questioning*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on President Biden's FY24 budget request for the Department of Commerce, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke about the need to build on investments that keep the U.S economy competitive, support innovation, and strengthen trade partnerships. "When we compete with our a… Continue Reading


04.26.23

Senator Murray: Our Water Resources Are Too Critical to Shortchange or Take for Granted

***WATCH: Senator Murray's remarks at Appropriations subcommittee hearing*** ***WATCH: Senator Murray's questioning*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development subcommittee hearing on President Biden's FY24 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke about the need to protect and maintain the nation's ports, waterways, energy … Continue Reading


04.26.23

At Hearing on VA Budget, Murray Underscores Commitment to Fully Funding VA Through Regular Order, Asks VA Secretary About Veterans’ Medical Care, Implementing PACT Act, EHR

***WATCH: Senator Murray’s opening remarks***   *** WATCH: Senator Murray’s questioning with VA Secretary McDonough***   (Washington, D.C.) – Today, at a Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who Chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction… Continue Reading


04.25.23

At Hearing on Capitol Police Budget, Senator Murray Underscores Commitment to Support Those Keeping Our Capitol Safe

***WATCH: Senator Murray's remarks and questioning*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch subcommittee hearing on President Biden's Fiscal Year 2024 budget request for the Sergeant at Arms (SAA) and Doorkeeper of the Senate and the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, thanked Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen H. Gibson and U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger for their agencies' tireless w… Continue Reading


04.20.23

At Hearing on HUD Budget, Senator Murray Emphasizes Urgency of Strong Federal Investments to Tackle Housing & Homelessness Crisis

***WATCH: Senator Murray's remarks and exchange with Secretary Fudge*** Washington, D.C. - Today, at a Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on President Biden's FY24 budget request for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of passing timely bipartisan spending bills that invest in making our countr… Continue Reading


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

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