Sen. Patty Murray

Senator from Washington, Democrat

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



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Murray for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Patty Murray sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murray sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (34%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Labor and Employment (12%) Health (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Social Welfare (5%) Economics and Public Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Sep 2016, Murray missed 157 of 7,860 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: