Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Democrat, Washington
Office 202-224-2621 | @PattyMurray | Facebook

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Grade

3

Votes for Children

43

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Murray represents a state with a child poverty rate of 12.5 percent. 5.4 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 17.3 percent are food insecure, and 2.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Murray has taken 3 votes that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 7 bills and cosponsored 36 bills to help children. Sen. Murray has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Murray has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1173 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1243 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.150 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1591 the End Mass Deportation Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1791 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1795 the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored S.1944 the Public Health Funding Restoration Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2097 the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2256 the Coordinating Care for Children Affected by Immigration Enforcement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2501 the Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2548 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2603 the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2613 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2790 the Foster Opportunity EITC Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.317 the ACE Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3256 the Schedules That Work Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3685 the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.


  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4068 the Background Check Completion Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.


  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4263 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.


  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.


  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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