December 11th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
5 years ago

Patty Murray emerges as bipartisan figure after budget deal

(CNN) - "We have broken through the partisanship and the gridlock," Sen. Patty Murray, one of two chief budget negotiators, said of Tuesday's deal to avoid another government shutdown.

Murray, a Democrat from Washington state serving her fourth term, is considered a steady hand in the Senate who shuns grandstanding and garners respect from both sides of the aisle.


Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
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  1. tom l

    John F. Kennedy, Sept. 18, 1963: "A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget. Every taxpayer and his family will have more money left over after taxes for a new car, a new home, new conveniences, education and investment. Every businessman can keep a higher percentage of his profits in his cash register or put it to work expanding or improving his business, and as the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues."

    December 11, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Shut down again??? Go do it, idiots.

    December 11, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  3. smith

    The dems need more people like this woman, who has shown great leadership qualities. She better watch out, the radical liberals will have her on their radar for working with the GOP.

    December 11, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Until we have a budget that addresses our crumbling infrastructure and reinvest money into education, we're not going to get out of this rut. We need to be more focused on JOBS rather than deficit reduction. Republicans were all for the sequester, but when it hits defense adversely, now they want to sit at the negotiating table.

    December 11, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Quite a few Republicans expressed outrage and indignation over this deal. They are upset over the mere fact that a Republican compromised on what should be a principle conservative value, the one that says "no compromise." You can't make this stuff up, folks.

    December 11, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I can tell you one Senator who is quite upset that Ryan "compromised on his values", and that's Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK. He's almost as angry as hornet, and he's not going to be alone. That's for sure.

    December 11, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |