Patty Murray (D) introduce new legislation in Senate “A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.”

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.

Democratic Senator Patty Murray from the state of WA, along with just one cosponsor, introduced bill S.789 on Mar 13, 2019.

There are currently no amendments. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Patty Murray Information

Patty Murray was born on a 1950 in Seattle.

Patty Murray has held a number of positions, including United States senator, United States Senate Democratic Conference Secretary and member of the State Senate of Washington. She was educated at the Washington State University.

History in Congress

  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the Senate 116th congress. She voted along party lines 97.62 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Patty Murray missed 12.5% of the votes, sponsored 10 bills, cosponsored 81 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the Senate 115th congress. She voted along party lines 95.2 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Patty Murray missed 2.67% of the votes, sponsored 43 bills, cosponsored 359 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the Senate 114th congress. She voted along party lines 93.75 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Committee on the Budget. During this period Patty Murray missed 1.2% of the votes, sponsored 53 bills, cosponsored 254 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the Senate 113th congress. She voted along party lines 99.22 percent of the time. She served on the Committee on Rules and Administration, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Appropriations. During this period Patty Murray missed 2.59% of the votes, sponsored 54 bills, cosponsored 258 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the Senate 112th congress. She voted along party lines 94.99 percent of the time. She served on the Joint Committee on Printing, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Patty Murray missed 1.64% of the votes, sponsored 54 bills, cosponsored 254 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 in the Senate 111th congress. She voted along party lines 96.38 percent of the time. She served on the Joint Committee on Printing, the Committee on Rules and Administration, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. During this period Patty Murray missed 2.07% of the votes, sponsored 61 bills, cosponsored 301 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 in the Senate 110th congress. She voted along party lines 96.73 percent of the time. She served on the Joint Committee on Printing, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. During this period Patty Murray missed 2.13% of the votes, sponsored 42 bills, cosponsored 376 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 in the Senate 109th congress. She voted along party lines 92.03 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 0.78% of the votes, sponsored 32 bills, cosponsored 340 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2003 to Jan 2005 in the Senate 108th congress. She voted along party lines 93.99 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 1.33% of the votes, sponsored 23 bills, cosponsored 420 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 2001 to Jan 2003 in the Senate 107th congress. She voted along party lines 91.52 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 1.26% of the votes, sponsored 26 bills, cosponsored 325 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 1999 to Jan 2001 in the Senate 106th congress. She voted along party lines 94.57 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 4.02% of the votes, sponsored 21 bills, cosponsored 345 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 1997 to Jan 1999 in the Senate 105th congress. She voted along party lines 91.64 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 0.33% of the votes, sponsored 18 bills, cosponsored 241 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 1995 to Jan 1997 in the Senate 104th congress. She voted along party lines 90.3 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 0.98% of the votes, sponsored 8 bills, cosponsored 118 bills.
  • Served as Senator, 3rd Class for WA from Jan 1993 to Jan 1995 in the Senate 103rd congress. She voted along party lines 92.29 percent of the time. During this period Patty Murray missed 5.37% of the votes, sponsored 20 bills, cosponsored 170 bills.
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Sen. Patty Murray (D)