(Washington, D.C.) – Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his intention to nominate Senator Murray for the position of President Pro Tempore. More on the position HERE.
“I am honored to have earned the confidence of Leader Schumer and my colleagues to serve as President Pro Tempore. It’s not lost on me the significance of what it would mean to be the first woman to serve in this role. I have a great deal of respect for the Senate and the good I am able to accomplish for families in Washington state as a voice and vote for them.
“I care deeply about the work we do here in Congress and how that work can help the friends and neighbors I grew up with and the constituents I represent—I look forward to the opportunity to serve our country in this position.”