by Azziem Underwood
Sen. Patty Murray (a Democrat from Washington) is among the toughest voices in Congress fighting the youth vaping epidemic, but her efforts to curb underage vaping by pursuing additional Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans on nicotine products may be undermined by the agency’s lack of enforcement capabilities.
Continue reading OPINION | Amid Congressional Efforts to Strengthen Vaping Product Regulations, FDA Struggles to Close Loopholes
by Emerald Staff
(Updated 6/6/20 at 6:59 pm)
Black Lives Matter Seattle/ King County (BLMSKC), and others with firsthand knowledge of the situation have informed the Emerald that the social justice nonprofit has had tele-meetings with both Washington State Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee over the past 48 hours to present a list of demands. Continue reading Black Lives Matter Seattle/ King County Meet With Murray, Inslee
by Carolyn Bick
Washington State Sen. Patty Murray (D) was among the four United States senators who didn’t vote on a bipartisan amendment that would have prevented law enforcement agencies from obtaining Americans’ internet search histories and web browsing activities without a warrant.
The amendment to H.R. 6172 needed 60 in-person votes to pass, and failed by one vote, according to Gizmodo. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) were the other three senators who did not vote, though Alexander is currently in self-isolation, after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Continue reading UPDATE: Sen. Patty Murray Not Present to Vote on Bipartisan Amendment That Would Have Increased Online Privacy
by Marcus Harrison Green
“Do you think it’s okay to say hello to her?” enthused a member of the late lunch crowd at Columbia City’s Salted Sea. On Monday afternoon, she – along with more than a half-dozen surprised patrons – was treated to the sight of United States Senator Patty Murray feasting on shrimp toast as she spoke with locals. Continue reading Murray Goes to South Seattle, United States Senator Pays Visit to Local Businesses