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Senate Proceeding on Jun 9th, 2011 :: 6:54:30 to 6:56:49
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Patty Murray

6:54:30 to 6:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: act, which i'm very proud to introduce today. madam president, middle-class families across is this country -- across this country are struggling. so many have lost their homes and jobs and are fighting to keep their heads above water. we are working hard here to create jobs and get the economy back on track, but we also owe it to middle-class families to

Patty Murray

6:54:30 to 6:56:49( Edit History Discussion )
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Patty Murray

6:54:52 to 6:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: make sure that those jobs are safe and healthy. madam president, in 2009 alone there were 4,340 deaths in workplaces across america. and over 3 million more were injured or sickened while on the job. you know, if more than 4,000 americans were killed in one

Patty Murray

6:55:13 to 6:55:33( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: day, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in this country. if an epidemic in this country claimed 4,000 lives, it would lead the nightly news each week. but that's not the way it works with workplace injuries. they happen a few at a time, spread out across the country in

Patty Murray

6:55:34 to 6:55:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: communities like anchor test in my home state -- anacortes in my home state of washington where a fire broke out in a refinery. these were men and women taken too young. workers who took on tough jobs and worked long hours during difficult economic times to

Patty Murray

6:55:56 to 6:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: provide for their families. they were people who made tremendous sacrifices and who really embodied so much of what is good about their community and their state. and they have been dearly missed. washington state investigators looked into that incident, and they determined that that tragedy could have been and

Patty Murray

6:56:17 to 6:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: should have been prevented. the problems that led to what happened were known beforehand. they should have been fixed, and they weren't. and that is heartbreaking. in every worker, in every industry deserves to feel confident that while they are working hard, their employers

Patty Murray

6:56:38 to 6:56:53( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: are doing everything they can to protect them. that, madam president, is why i'm proud to reintroduce the protecting america's workers act. this legislation is long -- a long overdue update to the occupational safety and health

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