Patty Murray

Democrats Proposed a $12 Minimum Wage. Is That a Good Idea?
May 01, 2015

Democrats must understand the risks.

The Budget Gimmick That Will Save Washington
March 25, 2015

A Republican senator dropped a hint last week.

This Is Paul Ryan's Best Idea Yet
July 24, 2014

It has support from senators Patty Murray and Marco Rubio as well as President Obama.

The Republican Plan to Help Poor Childless People Would Hurt Poor Parents
March 28, 2014

In contrast to Marco Rubio, Senator Patty Murray's new proposal would fill a hole in the government's antipoverty system. 

Washington is Ignoring Obama's Budget. You Shouldn't.
March 04, 2014

The specific numbers may not matter, but the ideas do.

The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats
December 11, 2013

Republicans think that, in another shutdown, they can make the public focus on other Obama woes. They're wrong.

The Budget Deal Is a Decent One—Unless You're Unemployed
December 11, 2013

The agreement announced Tuesday, however modest, is a step in the right direction.

Dems Discover Their Self-Interest
July 16, 2012

One of the most maddening aspects of the president’s increasingly pointless quest for a deficit grand-bargain last summer was his insistence on negotiating as though he had no leverage.

How Congress’s Showdown With China Puts Obama in a Serious Bind
October 06, 2011

While all of Washington fastened its gaze on Chris Christie, the most important issue of the week—maybe of the year—was playing out on the floor of the Senate.

Getting Past ‘Goo-Goo’ on Freight Policy
July 25, 2011

A national policy for freight--one that recognizes the multi-modal and increasingly globalized nature of goods movement and accordingly directs federal spending based on rigorous and defensible criteria--is one of those classic goo-goo initiatives that everyone seems to want, but isn’t sexy enough to make it past the “Hey, that’s a good idea!” stage. Twice in the past year, Sens.