The End of the Short Government Shutdown

Senator Murray’s Statement on Republicans Ending Shutdown, Committing to Work with Democrats on Long-Term Deal (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after voting to support legislation to end the Republican shutdown and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The year of women, in policy and politics

It has been a year of reckoning for women in the United States. It began with hundreds of thousands of women across the country and the rest of the world marching for women’s rights. It would close out with powerful men like Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein accused of serial sexual harassment and abuse of women — and finally facing consequences for their behavior.