U.S. Senate, Washington

When Patty Murray first began her political career, she was dismissively referred to as a “mom in tennis shoes,” but since her historic election she’s been a trailblazing force in the Senate. She is the first woman to chair the Senate Budget Committee and first woman to chair the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.Senator Murray has been one of the most influential and forceful advocates in the Senate for policies that benefit women and families, And in 2015, Senator Murray introduced the Healthy Families Act, a bill which would ensure paid sick leave benefits. Considered a crucial leader in the Senate for both men and women, Murray is running for reelection and is a major force in bringing more women into the political conversation.

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