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  • 5/21/2015
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Alexander, Murray Announce Higher Education Act Reauthorization Working Groups

Launch effort to examine accountability, accreditation, campus safety and college affordability as they work toward ninth reauthorization of Higher Education Act... Read Full Article

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  • 5/1/2015
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Widespread Support for the Raise the Wage Act

“A hand up to millions of U.S. families,” “Increase would mean the end of poverty-level wages—and a real shot at a better life,” “Would improve the standard of living for millions of hardworking Americans”... Read Full Article

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  • 4/30/2015
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MINIMUM WAGE: Murray, Scott Introduce the Raise the Wage Act

Legislation would increase federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 per hour by 2020... Read Full Article

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  • 4/29/2015
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Alexander, Murray Announce Working Group to Identify Ways to Improve Electronic Health Records

Senate health committee leaders launch effort to help realize the promise of electronic health records to increase quality of care... Read Full Article

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  • 4/21/2015
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Alexander Seeks Input from Higher Ed Community on Accreditation, Risk Sharing, and Consumer Informat

Releases staff white papers and requests comment by April 24... Read Full Article

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  • 4/21/2015
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Senate, House Leaders Continue Fight Against Ambush Union Elections

As NLRB rule goes into effect, Republicans introduce legislative response to ensure fair union elections... Read Full Article

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  • 4/21/2015
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Alexander, Murray Announce Bipartisan Agreement on Fixing “No Child Left Behind”

Update: Committee Action Scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14... Read Full Article

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  • 4/21/2015
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Alexander: NIH and FDA Must Keep Pace with Today’s Cutting-edge Scientific Advances

Holds second hearing on bipartisan innovation initiative to hear from researchers and innovators who interact with NIH and FDA... Read Full Article

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  • 4/21/2015
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Alexander, Murray Urge Anthem to Notify All 78.8 Million Americans Affected in Cyber Attack

Senate health committee leaders call on Anthem to “provide a clear action plan” to quickly notify every affected individual, including nearly 800,000 Tennesseans and 450,000 Washingtonians... Read Full Article

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  • 3/11/2015
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Murray on King v. Burwell: GOP Rooting for Court to Take Away Health Care From Millions of Americans

Murray: “Working families should not have to pay the price for Republican political games—including this Supreme Court case they pushed for.”... Read Full Article

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  • 3/3/2015
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Murray Responds to GOP NLRB Resolution that Attacks Workers’ Rights

Murray: “Instead of standing up for workers across the country who are struggling with stagnant wages and poor working conditions, Republicans have chosen to challenge these common-sense reforms with a resolution of disapproval.”... Read Full Article

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  • 3/3/2015
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Murray, Democrats: Additional Measures Needed to Help Pregnant Women Get Health Care Coverage

Led by Murray, Democratic Senators call on HHS to build on progress made in Affordable Care Act for women and expectant mothers, institute special enrollment period for pregnancy... Read Full Article

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  • 2/27/2015
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Sen. Murray, Rep. Scott, Democratic Lawmakers Defend Basic Protections for Home Care Workers

50 Members of Congress file amicus brief challenging District Court ruling to exempt home care workers from minimum wage and overtime protections... Read Full Article

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  • 2/18/2015
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Alexander Cosponsors Rubio Bill to Allow Employers to Give Unionized Employees Raises for Performanc

Says legislation “will give employers the freedom to pay their employees more for a job well done”... Read Full Article

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  • 2/18/2015
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces Report on Simplifying Federal Regulations for America’

Chairman Alexander announces Feb. 24 hearing on report recommendations to streamline and reduce federal regulations, while protecting students and taxpayers... Read Full Article

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