Since Senator Patty Murray became the first woman to represent Washington state in the U.S. Senate, she has been a strong voice and advocate for Washington families. She has led the way with efforts to close the pay gap, protect women in retirement and increase access to child care. Murray helped write and pass the historic Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and helped reauthorize it in 2000 and 2005. Most recently, the Democratic Caucus has looked to Murray for her ability to to articulate how complex health policy issues in the insurance reform debate affect everyday American lives.
In a conversation last month with MomsRising – an organization working to build a more family-friendly America – Murray addressed questions about how the Senate’s health reform package will impact women, children, and families. If you’re interested in learning about whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will include funding for CHIP or how health reform will help working mothers who don’t have health coverage through their employers, Murray does a great job of addressing these concerns and more in the video.