Sen. Patty Murray took some time to answer reader questions on camera during a recent visit to The Seattle Times.

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You asked, she answered.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., paid a visit to The Seattle Times on Tuesday to meet with our editorial board. Murray, fresh off a major legislative victory with the Every Student Succeeds Act, was eager to talk about education and the need for more bipartisan compromise in Washington, D.C.

Before her visit, we invited readers to submit a question for the senator to answer on camera. We received dozens of great questions, and Murray was kind enough to respond to a handful that she randomly drew from a basket.


John Wilkins of Seattle asked about making higher education more affordable. 


Tad Lorenston of Carnation wanted to know what it would take for the federal government to reclassify marijuana.


Steve Smith of Seattle asked about the possibility of Snake River dam removal in Eastern Washington.