(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) praised commitments announced by the Obama Administration to improve the quality of life of military families. Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, represents a state with a large and continually growing military population. She has long championed efforts to support military families including tuition and job training assistance, educational support for military children, and improved access to health care.
“We should leave no stone unturned when it comes to easing the burdens that come with the sacrifices military families make. Especially now, we need to provide worker training, education, health care, and job support. We need to let our service members know we are taking care of their loved ones while they are taking care of all of ours.
“In concert with the commitments the Obama Administration has made, I will continue to work to ensure Congress is taking steps to improve the quality of life of our military families. This must be an ongoing and vigorous effort if we are going to truly strengthen our commitment to military families.”