Patricia Murray was born in 1950 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Washington. Senator Murray’s seat will be up for election in 2022.
Murray was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and has been reelected since. Prior to that, she served in the Washington State Senate. She chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 until 2003 and from 2011 until 2013. Senator Murray was also the Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference from 2007 until 2017. She is the dean of Washington’s congressional delegation.
Senator Murray is currently the Ranking Member on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. She also serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Budget Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Below is Senator Murray’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Murray supported the Iran nuclear deal. In 2019, she voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthens Israel’s security and allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.
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Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Supported the two-state solution https://www.aipac.org/-/media/publications/policy-and-politics/aipac-analyses/issue-memos/2015/text-of-rounds-gillibrand-letter.pdf?elqTrackId=71FD281E81015C04EADDA6B8D8CFA471