Sen. Patty Murray

Senator from Washington


Senior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Senator Washington

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Murray has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Murray is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Patty Murray sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Murray’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Apr 2015, Murray missed 152 of 7,541 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity


S. 1085: A bill to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of

Sponsor: Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] is a member of the committee.

Apr 23, 2015