"It was not easy for them to eat crow on this," Murray said Wednesday night from Capitol Hill, in reference to Republican senators who had earlier squelched her call for emergency funding for veterans services. "But as I've said so many times in the last few days on the floor of the Senate, this is not a Republican issue and this is not a Democratic issue; it is an American issue." -(Full Article)

- Seattle Post-Intelligencer - July 1, 2005