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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:55 AM

Patty Murray To Chair The Senate Budget Committee

Source: TPM



SAHIL KAPUR 10:28 AM EST, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is set to become the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, her office confirmed to TPM on Thursday.

"Senator Murray has confirmed that she expects to be the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee," her spokesman Eli Zupnick said.

"She is going to use all of her committee and leadership positions to continue fighting for veterans, as she has done over her entire career. She plans to continue working to reduce the deficit and pay down the debt in a balanced way that is fair for seniors and the middle class and calls on the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share."

Murray, who chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this cycle, was next in line to replace current Budget Chairman, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), who did not seek re-election.

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Mass Nov 2012 #1
The Blue Flower Nov 2012 #2
titanicdave Nov 2012 #4
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #3
dsc Nov 2012 #5
JaneQPublic Nov 2012 #6
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #7
madrchsod Nov 2012 #8
Jennicut Nov 2012 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:56 AM

1. Very happy to see that. She is a great Senator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:57 AM

2. Terrific news

She's my senator!

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

4. Mine Too

we Washingtonians should be very prod of our "mom in tennis shoes"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

3. Good News, Sir

Nice to have someone from a solid Democratic state in charge of serious matters.

Put bluntly, it should be a rule of the caucus that chairmanships can go only to Senators from states which voted for the Democratic candidate for President in the most recent election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:11 AM

5. I wondered what her prize would be

for her successful leading of the DSCC. Given her performance she should get to name her prize.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. The "Mom in Tennis Shoes" does good! (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:21 PM

7. Such good news...I like and trust Murry to do what's best for middle class and poor.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:44 PM

8. good! if she`s as good as my wife`s ability to...

run our household bills and her duties as the secretary- treasurer of her union then we`ll be in good shape!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

9. Huge improvement over Conrad.

An actual solid Dem. And a great person.

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