Patty in the News

Jobless rate bad? It's worse for vets

ECONOMY: Folks who recently left the military more likely to be looking for employment

Nov 30 2009

They volunteer, serve our country honorably and come back and can’t find a job.”Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, is working on legislation that would provide additional employment training and support for unemployed veterans and establish a program to help veterans start their own businesses.

- The News Tribune
Murray, a Washington Democrat and a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced legislation aimed to improve access to care for female veterans. Her bill was rolled into the Caregiver and Veterans Omnibus Health bill, which passed unanimously on Nov. 19.

- The News Tribune
It touched various issues, but again and again, the issue of a legalization came during a roundtable with Democratic U.S. Senator, Patty Murray.

- El Sol de Yakima
Sen. Patty Murray announced Friday that Link light rail's connection to Sea-Tac Airport will open at 10 a.m. on Dec. 19, just in time for holiday travelers. The 1.7-mile line from Tukwila to the airport will complete Sound Transit's inaugural line, which runs to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle.

- SeattlePI.com
Tayler Wonders already was nervous knowing he'd be giving a tour of Delta High School to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Then several school board members and education officials from throughout the Tri-Cities also showed up Thursday for the event.

- Tri-City Herald
Ty Rose came home from Iraq last year with new leadership skills he thought would translate into a job stateside. But it took creating new jobs with federal economic stimulus money for him to find work, he told Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday. She was at the HAMMER training and education center to see how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money was being spent that she fought to have allocated for Hanford cleanup.

- Tri-City Herald
The need for immigration reform topped the list of concerns that Latino leaders brought Thursday to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who held an hour-long "listening" session at a senior center in the Lower Yakima Valley.

- Yakima Herald Republic
When Americans, like the thousands from Fort Lewis currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, sign up to serve, our country vows to care for them when they return. This is more than a promise; it’s a solemn duty. And today is the time to ask: are we doing enough for them and their families?

- The News Tribune
U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Congressmen Dave Reichert and Adam Smith have called on the Departments of Commerce and Interior to provide critical weather forecasting and river monitoring resources from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey to address the flood threat posed by structural damage to the Howard Hanson Dam, in a letter sent yesterday afternoon.

- Kent Reporter
Unemployment benefits could end soon, leaving those receiving the benefits without any source of income unless a new bill is passed. U.S. Senator Patty Murray gave a speech today to try and get more support for unemployed people in Washington. The senator says it's time to address a real kitchen table issue for families all across the country, and for those in Washington who could have no where else to turn if their benefits run out by the end of the year.

- KNDO TV