Memo on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Proposal

March 2014

After President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2015, Senator Murray wrote a memo to the Democratic Caucus on the proposal.

Memo on the Updated Fiscal Outlook

February 2014

Chairman Murray released a memo to the Democratic Caucus on the updated fiscal outlook and the opportunity for Democrats to refocus on creating jobs and invest in broad-based economic growth.

Re-released Memo to the Democratic Caucus on the Debt Limit

January 2014

Chairman Murray sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues to reiterate that Democrats will once again not negotiate over whether the United States pays its bills and called on House Republicans to not engage in hostage-taking over the debt limit. 

Memo to the Democratic Caucus on the Debt Limit

September 2013

Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray and Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released a joint letter and  memo to Senate Democrats refuting Republican claims that attempt to justify playing partisan games with the debt ceiling, explaining why Republican debt prioritization proposals are unworkable and equivalent to default, laying out the economic danger of GOP brinkmanship, and making the strong case for a clean debt limit bill and an end to the political games.

Memo to Senate Democrats on Health Care Cost Containment

July 2013

Chairman Murray released a memo to the Democratic Caucus on the declining health care costs, the importance of the Affordable Care Act on health care costs, and solutions to long-term challenges.

Memo on the Impact of Post-Sequestration Spending Level of $967 Billion

June 2013

In June, Chairman Murray wrote a memo to the Democratic Caucus showing the contrast between the Senate budget spending levels and the House budget spending levels.

Memo to Senate Democrats on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

April 2013

After President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014, Chairman Murray released a memo on the need to reach a balanced and bipartisan budget deal that puts families and the economy first. 

Memo to Senate Democrats on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Budget Proposal

March 2013

In March, Chairman Murray released a memo to the Democratic Caucus on the House budget and the impact of reaching a balanced budget using Chairman Paul Ryan's approach.

Memo to the Democratic Caucus on the State of Play

January 2013

In January 2013, Chairman Murray wrote a memo laying out the state of play as Congress faced a number of budget deadlines and encouraged Congress to return to regular budget order and pass a Senate budget resolution that works for middle class families and the economy.