Sen. Patty Murray

Senator from Washington, Democrat

Murray, a Democrat, has been a senator from Washington since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016).

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2015 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

Issue Areas

Murray sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (36%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Labor and Employment (12%) Health (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Social Welfare (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to May 2016, Murray missed 157 of 7,803 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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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