Read our 2016 Report Card for Murray.
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)
Patty Murray sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Murray was the primary sponsor of 19 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 991 (114th): Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015
- S. 404 (113th): Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act
- S. 1719 (113th): Poison Center Network Act
- S. 1243 (113th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
- S. 3202 (112th): Dignified Burial and Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2012
- S. 3340 (112th): Mental Health ACCESS Act of 2012
- S. 894 (112th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Murray sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (33%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Labor and Employment (13%) Health (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Social Welfare (5%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)
Some of Murray’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 700: A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense ...
- S. 689: A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer ...
- S. 682: A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to require the Secretary ...
- S. 636: Healthy Families Act
- S. 591: Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2017
- S. 483: Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
- S.Res. 44: A resolution designating February 6 through 10, 2017, as “National School Counseling Week”.
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|Murray’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to 60/38.
This was the Senate's final vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. The House had ...
H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed 62/37.
This vote turned what was a bill regarding administrative appeals of IRS determinations into the Trade Act of 2015, which included Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.
H.R. 514 (112th): FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011
Feb 15, 2011. Bill Passed 86/12.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
From Feb 1993 to Mar 2017, Murray missed 158 of 7,971 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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