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Patty Murray

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Patty Murray
First Name: Patty
Last Name: Murray
Middle Name:
Nickname:
Gender: F
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Murray
Wikipedia section URL on climate (if any):
State: Washington
Office: Senate
House District:
Party: Democratic
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
House Official Site:
Senate Official Site: http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: http://www.pattymurray.com/about
Official Facebook:
Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pattymurray
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/PattyMurray
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

On April 6, 2011, Patty Murray voted against limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In 2013, she voted against making it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon by voting against a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.) (2) On March 10, 2014, Patty Murray said, “Climate change is real. We have all seen the overwhelming scientific evidence that it is occurring, and that it is caused by human activity.” (3) On November 17, 2015 she voted in support of the Clean Power Plan. (4) Her Senate Climate Change page states: “The Pacific Northwest has much to lose from climate change, including increasingly severe storms and rising sea levels. Global warming also negatively impacts forest, coastal, and salmon habitats, and economically-important farmland, as well as human health. These resources define Washington state’s quality of life and help sustain the region’s economic competitiveness.” (5)

1. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 54, 2011-04-06. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

2. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 59, 2013-03-22. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

3. “CLIMATE CHANGE: Murray Urges Action on Climate Change During All-Night Senate Discussion”, News Release, 2014-03-10. http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/3/climate-change-murray-urges-action-on-climate-change-during-all-night-senate-discussion

4. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 307, 2015-11-17. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

5. “Climate Change”, Key Issues – Environment Section of Patty Murray United States Senator site, Accessed 2016-09-22. http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/climatechange


1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

On March 10, 2014, Patty Murray said, “Climate change is real. We have all seen the overwhelming scientific evidence that it is occurring, and that it is caused by human activity. But it’s not just science – we see the impacts all around us.” http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/3/climate-change-murray-urges-action-on-climate-change-during-all-night-senate-discussion

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

On April 6, 2011 she voted against limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

In 2013, she voted against making it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon by voting against a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3/). http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

On November 17, 2015 she voted in support of the Clean Power Plan. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

On March 10, 2014 she said “I see the impacts in my home state of Washington and I hear the concerns of my constituents from Sequim to Spokane to Walla Walla. We know that rising sea levels threaten Seattle and ports throughout my state critical to our economy. We see them in our rural communities facing longer-lasting and more severe droughts that wither crops and turn our forests into kindling for wildfires. And we see it in our local fishing communities, where ocean acidification hinders shellfish development and threatens an industry that contributes millions per year to Washington’s economy.” http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/3/climate-change-murray-urges-action-on-climate-change-during-all-night-senate-discussion

Her Senate Climate Change page states: “The Pacific Northwest has much to lose from climate change, including increasingly severe storms and rising sea levels. Global warming also negatively impacts forest, coastal, and salmon habitats, and economically-important farmland, as well as human health. These resources define Washington state’s quality of life and help sustain the region’s economic competitiveness.” http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/climatechange

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Full speech partially quoted above may contain more useful material. http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/3/climate-change-murray-urges-action-on-climate-change-during-all-night-senate-discussion

“Sen. Patty Murray provides climate costs talking points”, Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin. 2014-08-01. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2014/08/01/sen-patty-murray-provides-climate-costs-talking-points/