Sen. Patty Murray [D]

Senator from Washington

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-2016 Senator Washington

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

Issue Areas

Murray sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (38%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Labor and Employment (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Health (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Transportation and Public Works (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 Oct 2015, Murray missed 157 of 7,654 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. 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

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