Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) is glad to see Republican spokesmen framing President Obama's tax plan as a vindication for 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts.
“This has never been about partisanship or political point-scoring, it’s been about protecting the middle class from paying more in taxes and calling on the wealthy to pay their fair share," Murray said in a statement to TPM. "So it is very encouraging to see Republicans begin to talk about passing the Senate middle class tax cuts bill and giving families across the country the certainty they deserve going into the holidays.”
Murray is a member of Democratic leadership and incoming chair of the Senate Budget Committee. She led Democrats to victory in 2012 Senate elections as chair of the DSCC.