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Senator Patty Murray: A Champion for Paid Sick Days

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

A few weeks ago, Sen. Murray surprised many observers, introducing a non-binding budget amendment calling for workers to earn 7 paid sick days -- the terms of the Healthy Families Act. A resounding 61 Senators voted yes, including 15 Republicans. That's a filibuster-proof majority.

Shahien Nasiripour

How Arne Duncan Is Undercutting Senate Democrats On Student Loan Reforms | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education is stonewalling Democratic lawmakers' efforts to protect student borrowers from sky-high interest rates and ...

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Speaker: Hang Patty Murray | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A tea party gathering in Asotin County, Washington turned more than a bit ugly on Saturday when a featured speaker actually called for the hanging of ...