Host Tom Layson talks with Senator Patty Murray about
Host Tom Layson talks with Senator Patty Murray about her work in the other Washington.

She plays a key role in developing the national budget, reducing the deficit, and working on key veterans’ issues.  On the next Northwest Now, host Tom Layson sits down with U.S. Senator Patty Murray to discuss these issues and more, including possible cuts at JBLM, the new republican majority in the Senate, and her recent efforts to ensure same-sex couples have access to earned benefits.

Plus, we’ll hear more about her efforts to work with republicans to change the future of No Child Left Behind.

“Just like when I worked with congressman Paul Ryan, a republican, to do the budgeting a year and a  half ago, I’m working with Senator Lamar Alexander, a republican who is the chair of the committee. He and I are jointly trying to write a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind law to help this work again, it desperately needs to be rewritten,” Murray told Northwest Now host Tom Layson.

Watch more of this interview on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC. 

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