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(Washington, D.C. ) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after she voted to help pass the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 in the U.S. Senate. The bill passed by a vote of 72-21. 

“The abundance of public lands in Washington state means we must be diligent in fighting for their protection and stewardship,” said Senator Murray. “From providing the Snoqualmie Pass Fire District with the land it needs to build a new firehouse, to recognizing our state’s unique cultural history through trail designations, this bill promotes common sense land use policies that will benefit Washington communities.”