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(Washington, D.C.) Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was sworn in on the Senate floor by Vice President Joe Biden for a new term as a member of the 112th Congress.

Senator Murray released the following statement following the swearing-in:

“I am proud and humbled to have received the support of families across Washington state to continue fighting for them in the United States Senate. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting back to work for the families across our state who continue to struggle in this tough economy.

“I am going to keep fighting to create jobs, support the middle class, and make sure Washington state workers continue to lead the way in the 21st century economy. I’ll also be focusing on making sure our students receive a high-quality education that allows them to transition smoothly into the workforce and contribute to our great state. And I will never stop fighting to make sure the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country get the support, services, and jobs they deserve when they come home.

“I was sent back to the United States Senate to fight for Washington state families and small business owners. I will never forget the people who sent me here and I will always put Washington state priorities first.”