Working for veterans is one of Senator Murray’s top priorities in the Senate. As the daughter of a disabled World War II veteran and as a college intern at the Seattle VA psychiatric ward, Patty Murray knows personally the sacrifice that military service demands, and she knows personally the sacrifices that we all need to make for our veterans.
Senator Murray is Chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is a member of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has used these positions everyday to fight for the needs of veterans.
Senator Murray has been a tireless advocate for veterans, fighting for increased funding for veterans health care, increased benefits, housing assistance, new veterans clinics throughout Washington state, and accountability from the VA. She has fought for increased education benefits, expanded employment assistance, and reduced wait times for veterans with pending claims.
In this time of war, Senator Murray believes Congress and the VA must stand by the side of our veterans and wounded warriors when they return home, and work to make sure they get the care and support they deserve.
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|03/19/15||VETERANS—BUDGET: Senator Murray Amendment to Support America’s Veterans and Servicemembers Approved Unanimously by Senate Budget Committee|
|02/26/15||VIDEO: SPOKANE: Murray Questions Top VA Officials on Plans to Reopen Spokane VA Emergency Room For 24 Hour Service|
|02/17/15||Heller, Murray Introduce Bill to Assist Women Veterans|
|02/12/15||VIDEO: VETERANS: Murray Discusses New Bill to Help Injured Veterans Access Reproductive Services|
|02/11/15||VETERANS: Murray Introduces Bill to Cover Reproductive Services for Injured Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Families|
|02/03/15||VETERANS: Murray Votes to Pass Clay Hunt Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill|
|11/19/14||VETERANS—MENTAL HEALTH: Murray Concerned That VA and Local Communities Unprepared to Help Veterans in Crisis|
|11/11/14||Murray at Federal Way Veterans Day Ceremony: Let’s Reaffirm the Promise We’ve Made to our Nation’s Heroes|
|10/21/14||JBLM: Murray Delivers Remarks at Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit|
|10/16/14||Senator Murray Letter to Secretary Hagel|