Video: Sen. Murray calls for long-term funding for critical primary care programs that serve communities across nation, Including communities in Washington State

At Senate health hearing, Sen. Murray emphasizes impact of funding uncertainty last year on community health centers and the families they serve, touts herbipartisan bill to provide stable funding for years to come

Community health centers help 27 million patients a year find care close to home

Teaching health centers and the National Health Service Corps help support centers and bring medical professionals to practice in underserved areas

Sen. Murray: “This time last year… community health centers were left waiting without funding, and uncertain when Congress would extend funding for programs that support them and their staff, and give patients access to the care they rely on”

Sen. Murray: “I remember all too well the challenges our community health centers were facing a year ago—and I know my colleagues do as well. So I’m hopeful we can come together in a bipartisan way to quickly extend funding for these programs to make sure a year from now—and even five years from now—this kind of crisis doesn’t happen again”