WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) made the following statement on the announcement by U.S Attorney Jenny Durkan that she will be stepping down at the end of the month.

"U.S Attorney Jenny Durkan has been a strong advocate for Washington state families, and I thank her for her years of service to our state and country. I was proud to recommend her to President Obama, and I truly appreciate the work she's done to protect our communities and keep our state safe and secure."