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Merkley, Wyden, colleagues introduce legislation to protect American coasts from catastrophic oil spills

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that they have joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and others to introduce the Clean Coast Act, legislation that codifies rules that were finalized by the […]

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Senators Murray, Cantwell call on Trump Administration to halt expansion of junk health insurance plans

Senators: Rule would “reverse critical consumer protections,” raise coverage costs for seniors, patients with pre-existing conditions   (Washington, D.C.)  – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), […]

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Senator Murray unveils new analysis showing opioid crisis costs Washington State billions

In 2016, the opioid crisis cost Washington state over $9 billion   Opioid-related deaths by far the biggest cost   Report precedes Tuesday committee hearing on Senator Murray’s Opioid Crisis Response Act – LINK (Washington, D.C.)  – Today, U.S. Senator […]

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VIDEO: Senator Murray opposes “Ill-suited, dangerous” NASA Administrator nominee Bridenstine in Senate floor speech

Senator Murray: Bridenstine’s “failure to accept fundamental scientific truths about Earth’s climate” & “history of hateful, demeaning, and divisive comments” make him unfit to lead U.S. civil space program Floor speech follows Senator Murray’s previous […]