Murray, Cassidy

Morning Business

Senator Murray: (2:35 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to Steve Gleason.
    • "I have to say as a fellow Cougar sponsoring this legislation to recognize Steve's legacy of excellence from Martin Stadium in Pullman to the NFL to his avid work as an advocate in the health world was a no-brainer for me. But, Mr. President, our bill to award Steve the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow on an American citizen, has been embraced and cosponsored by more than 70 members of this chamber from both sides of the aisle is a testament, not just to the incredible respect Steve has garnered across our nation as a standout athlete, but to his inspiring leadership and tireless advocacy that has made an indelible impact on our nation and our culture."


Senator Cassidy: (2:53 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to Steve Gleason.
    • "In recognition of Steve's work, in April I introduced legislation with Senators Murray, Kennedy, and Cantwell to honor Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal. Steve's story is so compelling that in less than two months over 70 of our colleagues joined to affirm Steve's inspiring story and impact upon - and impact upon his fellow Americans to make him worthy of the highest honor congress can bestow. He is an example of what makes our country great. He has given hope to many. He gives hope to all those who have ever received a devastating diagnosis, and his message is simple - your life still has meaning. Your best years can still be ahead of you."