Murray, senior member and former chair of Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: “I’ll never stop standing up for Washington’s veterans”
ICYMI: Murray joins veterans, veteran advocates for a press conference to discuss her work for veterans
As a senior member and former Chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Murray helped boost veteran employment, expanded veteran caregiver program, made progress to get veterans housed
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(Seattle, WA) — Today, the People for Patty Murray campaign released a new ad, Daughter of a Veteran, highlighting Senator Murray’s longtime bipartisan record of working for Washington state veterans, including as Chair of the Senate Veterans Committee. In the ad, Senator Murray speaks direct-to-camera about her work to increase veterans’ benefits, help veterans find good homes and jobs, and hold the VA accountable — and how, as the daughter of a veteran, fighting for veterans is personal for her. Earlier this month, Murray held a press conference in Seattle with veterans and veteran advocates who spoke about why Murray is the choice for Washington state veterans in this election.
“My dad was a WWII veteran. The promise we make to veterans, to care for them when they return home, is personal to me,” Senator Murray said in the ad. “I’ve brought senators from both parties together to increase benefits, help more veterans find homes and good jobs, and hold the VA accountable to give veterans the excellent care they deserve. I’m Patty Murray, and I approve this message, because I’ll never stop standing up for Washington’s veterans.”
As the daughter of a WWII veteran and a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Patty Murray has been a leader in Congress on veterans issues throughout her tenure in the U.S. Senate. Murray wrote and passed the bipartisan VOW to Hire Our Heroes Act to help boost veteran employment, wrote and passed legislation to expand the caregivers program to veterans of all eras, and restarted the federal HUD-VASH program to help get veterans housed.
Murray has been a forceful voice for oversight of the VA and has repeatedly fought back successfully against proposed closures of VA facilities in Washington state. Recently, Murray helped pass the PACT Act to get health care to veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty and in that same bill secured funding to open a new VA clinic in the Tri-Cities. In 2011, Senator Murray became the first female chair of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee in U.S. history.