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House Likely To Pass Budget Agreement

The budget deal hashed out by congressional negotiators will pass the House on Thursday with the majority of Republicans supporting it, according to …

Official website of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Senator for Washington State, Democratic Party

<b>Washington, D.C—</b> Today, Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on transitioning from constant crises to …

Ryan, Murray closer to budget deal

House and Senate negotiators are pushing to finalize a small-scale deal to set spending levels and replace sequester cuts for the next two years, a potential respite in the bitter budget wars consuming Congress.<p>The two congressional budget leaders — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray …

How Murray won over Dems

President Barack Obama was on the phone repeatedly with Sen. Patty Murray during the high-stakes budget talks and asked how he could help.<p>Murray’s response: I got this.<p>The veteran Washington Democrat, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, had quietly and methodically built a close relationship …