There is a saying in health care — an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One of the most important lessons from the fight against COVID-19 is that the same goes for public health. This pandemic has cost our country, our communities, and our families so much…


This tracker compiles the many reports of the Trump Administration interfering with the scientific work of experts at the nation’s public health agencies for President Trump’s own political benefit.

Any one of these examples of political pressure would be alarming on their own, but together they paint a clear pattern…


The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, and the recent shooting that paralyzed Jacob Blake have forced our country to finally begin to reckon with the pervasiveness of racial injustice and police brutality against communities of color, particularly Black communities.

As I talk to people across Washington state, one thing I’ve heard loud and clear is that our efforts to address systemic racism and racial inequality cannot end at police brutality and anti-Black violence.


Dr. Robert Bullard, known widely as the “father of environmental justice,” describes our environment as “where we live, work, play, worship, and go to school as well as the physical and natural world.” The nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd have not just highlighted the pervasiveness of police…


In the past few months, we have witnessed widespread protests and the beginning of a long-overdue, nationwide reckoning with our country’s long history of systemic racism. I’ve been inspired to see so many Americans unequivocally affirm that Black Lives Matter, and I’ve personally recommitted to doing my part as an…


Next week, the Senate will be back in session and will start working on additional coronavirus relief legislation — something Democrats have been pushing for weeks but Leader McConnell and Republicans have strongly resisted.

It has been clear since the beginning of this pandemic that families, communities, workers, and states…


As Congress keeps working on legislation to support families, workers, small businesses and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s absolutely critical that I keep hearing from folks across my state about what they need. …


Led by efforts from U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Congress recently passed the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help support workers, families, businesses, communities and more struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic and response. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and…


Congress recently passed the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help support workers, families, businesses, communities and more struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic and response. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and contains new provisions to provide relief to all…


Led by efforts from U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Congress recently passed the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help support workers, families, businesses, communities and more struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic and response. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and…

Senator Patty Murray

Official account of U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

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