Murray was there to celebrate the landmark transfer of the 20-acre former tank farm from the Air Force to the Port of Everett, something she has been working on for years.
The transfer of property is an effort to help revitalize the waterfront and also create space for a new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal.
Murray also spoke to reporters about the new committee she is chairing with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), in the wake of the compromise this week that ended the government shutdown.
She said she is confident she can come up with a workable budget with her Republican counterpart by the Dec. 13 deadline. She also said the country needs to heal from the pain inflicted by the shutdown.
“The country is still bruised from the small group of people in D.C. who wanted ‘My way or the highway’,” she said.