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ICYMI: After the Capitol insurrection, Sen. Patty Murray says For the People Act is 'critical for our democracy' – MORE HERE

Senator Murray: “I want Washington state families to know, I’m not going to stop here. This bill is so important for the future of our country and our democracy and we are going to keep working to get this done.”

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), issued the following statement after Republicans blocked a vote to open debate on S.1, the For the People Act.

“I voted yes on the For the People Act, which is the bill the that will make sure people in this country have a right to use their voice to vote and make sure our democracy is strong.

“I’m so disappointed that Republicans blocked even our ability to consider this vote – but I want Washington state families to know, I’m not going to stop here.

“This bill is so important for the future of our country and our democracy and we are going to keep working to get this done.”

Senator Murray is determined to make sure the Senate can act on voting rights, and has consistently stated that the For the People Act is a top priority for her, telling KUOW just last week that the For the People Act was, “the most important” bill the Senate would vote on this Congress. In March, Murray also announced her support for an exemption to the filibuster on voting rights protections, telling the Spokesman-Review, “the For the People Act is essential to making sure our democracy stays a democracy and I will consider every legislative option, including an exemption to the filibuster, to ensure it can be signed into law.”

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