Visited Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build Event, UW’s Student Veterans Event, and the Puyallup Tribe’s Celebration
Sen. Murray spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to recommit to promises made to those who serve
Senator Murray at the UW Student Veterans Day event in Seattle today.


(Washington, D.C.) – Today, in honor of the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) traveled to events in Washington state to spend time with veterans and thank them for their service. Senator Murray joined veterans and advocates in Renton to celebrate the kick-off of Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County’s Veterans Build program, to help veterans gain more technical skills while building affordable housing. She then attended the University of Washington’s Veterans Day event to honor student veterans in their community. Finally, Senator Murray joined the Puyallup Tribe at an event to dedicate their Veterans Memorial Wall.


“I call on all of my colleagues and fellow citizens to honor our veterans every day of the year with the kind of action that shows them – we're grateful for your sacrifice,” Senator Murray said in her remarks.


Sen. Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the daughter of a World War II veteran, has spoken on the Senate floor a number of times on veterans’ issues in recent weeks—to call for an overhaul to the VA Choice Program, and to urge her colleagues to support her bill to help homeless veterans, which passed the Senate and is now awaiting action in the House. Senator Murray is also fighting to end the VA’s outdated ban on fertility services for veterans and to expand the Caregivers Program, which supports relatives and friends of veterans who provide care for seriously injured veterans.