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GOP, Dems try to repackage arguments for the new year

...of the middle class."The ongoing budget debate could be the wild card. The Senate's Democratic budget chief, Patty Murray of Washington, and her House counterpart, Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, crafted a spending deal in early December...

http://juneauempire.com/bill-barrow/2014-01-02/gop-dems-try-repackage-arguments-
2013 ending on an up note

...spending cuts that would've harmed our recovering economy. This is the result of a budget deal hammered out by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc). As noted by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was one of 12 Republican Senators...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-22/2013-ending-note-kate-troll
Opinion
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...necessarily a woman's issue, but one of justice and fairness.With several female colleagues listening, four-term Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., hailed the record 20 women in the 100-member Senate, but insisted that history should not be limited...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-20/senate-women-unite-fighting-sex
Sen. Murkowski and her 'Senate Sisters' come through

...soon attracted two powerful women on the Democratic side of the aisle - Senators Barbara Mikulski, of Maryland, and Patty Murray, of Washington. Together these five women formed the nexus of a 13-member Senate bipartisan committee who hammered...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-20/sen-murkowski-and-her-senate-sisters-
Opinion
Obama: No tolerance for sexual assault

...to think that entertaining unwanted sexual contact from within the ranks is now part of that equation," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. "Not only are we subjecting our men and women to this disgusting epidemic, but we're also failing to...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-05-08/obama-no-tolerance-sexual-assau
Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

...example of how out of touch Republicans in Congress are with the struggles of everyday American families," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.Rep. John Kline, the Republican chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, similarly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/senate-fails-keep-student-loan-rates-lo
State
Empire Editorial: Wrong bill, right idea

...start up yet another arm of federal bureaucracy.But something has to be done. The unemployment numbers cited by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are stark: She said 720,000 vets are unemployed nationwide, and 220,000 of them have served since...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-20/empire-editorial-wrong-bill-right-ide
Opinion
Vets jobs bill bogs down in Senate

...Democratic officials did not have an estimate for how many veterans would be hired as a result of the legislation. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said much would depend upon the number of applicants. She noted that more than 720,000 veterans are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-20/vets-jobs-bill-bogs-down-senate
State
Mental health treatment delays hurt veterans

...our veterans timely mental health care can quite frankly often be the difference between life and death," said Sen. Patty Murray, a Washington state Democrat who heads the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "It's the critical period, not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-30/mental-health-treatment-delays-hurt-v
Opinion
Funding threatens fish commission

...trying to persuade Congress to redirect enough money from other accounts to keep the commission from collapsing. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said it is vital that the salmon commission remains...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082603/sta_fundingfish.shtml
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