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Patty Murray

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Democrat, WASHINGTON

key issues

  • Women's Health Protection Act

    The Women’s Health Protection Act is one of the most extreme pieces of abortion legislation ever introduced. The bill would wipe out most state pro-life laws and make unlimited abortion until the moment of birth legal at the federal level. This bill was voted on May 11, 2022. This senator voted NO.

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  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prohibit abortion nationwide after 20 weeks on the basis that the unborn child can feel excruciating pain during an abortion. Many states have passed similar laws and they have been upheld in the courts. The bill has not been voted on yet. This senator is a co-sponsor of this bill.

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  • Prohibit Funds for Down Syndrome Abortion

    This was a vote to prohibit federal taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions of babies believed to have Down syndrome. This vote was taken on August 11, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Penalties for 20+ Week Abortions

    This amendment would have established penalties against abortionists who perform abortions at 20 weeks or later, when the unborn baby can feel excruciating pain during an abortion. This vote was taken on August 11, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Hyde in Budget Resolution

    This amendment preserved the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits direct taxpayer funding for abortion in federal spending bills. This vote was taken on August 10, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Fetal Tissue Funding Ban

    This amendment would have prohibited federal taxpayer funding for research which involves aborted fetal tissue or destruction of human embryos. This vote was taken on May 25, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Embryonic Chimera Funding Ban

    This amendment would have prohibited funding for human-animal hybrid (chimera) research. This vote was taken on May 26, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Xavier Becerra Confirmation

    This vote was on whether to confirm Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Becerra is a radical pro-abortion ideologue who has demonstrated hostility towards religious freedom. This vote was taken on March 18, 2021. This senator voted NO.

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  • Hyde in COVID

    This amendment would have prohibited taxpayer funding for abortion in the covid relief bill of 2021, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. This vote was taken on March 6, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

    This amendment would have required abortionists to provide medical care to a baby who survives an abortion. This vote was taken on February 4, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • 2021 Budget Religious Freedom Protections

    This amendment would have strengthened religious freedom protections in a federal spending bill. This vote was taken on February 5, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • Religious Freedom in COVID Relief

    This amendment protected the religious freedom of churches and their right to stay open during covid restrictions. This vote was taken on February 5, 2021. This senator voted YES.

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  • No Men in Women's Sports

    This amendment would have cut off federal funding for any school or university sports program which allows transgender boys on girls’ sports teams. This vote was taken on March 6, 2021. This senator was not present for this vote.

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