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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was re-elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as Democratic Conference Secretary - the fourth most powerful position among Senate Democrats.  Murray will be part of the elected leadership team responsible for running the Democratic Caucus for the 112th congress. As Conference Secretary of the Democratic Caucus, Murray will continue to help develop the majority's agenda and will help move legislation on the Senate floor. Senator Murray was first elected Senate Conference Secretary in 2006 and has served in appointed positions in the Democratic Leadership since 1999.

“I’m once again honored that my Democratic colleagues have elected me to the leadership team of the Senate Majority for the coming Congress. At a time when so much is on the line for Washington state and the nation, I am looking forward to the opportunity to ensure our state’s priorities are given a voice as we make difficult choices about our future.

“The seat at the table that this leadership position provides is Washington state’s seat at the table. It has allowed me to translate the concerns of our community leaders and families into successes that include repairing the Howard Hanson Dam, accelerating Hanford cleanup, investing in our infrastructure and helping to create family wage jobs.   

“In the coming Congress, I plan to use my role in the leadership to continue to put Washington state workers back on the job, to fight for veterans care, to ensure every Washington state child has a shot at a quality education, and to make tough choices about our budget priorities.”