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OLYMPIA - A proposal introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations of a key electric utilities wildfire group has been signed into law last week by Gov. Jay Inslee.   The legislation, Senate Bill 5158, directs state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 30, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ron Kind (D-WI), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic Standards Act (CIAO Act), bipartisan legislation to improve...

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden
The Legislature recently adjourned without addressing one of the most pressing issues before us this session. Many of us had hoped to address the governor’s emergency powers in the 105-day session, but the majority party was uninterested.   A couple of weeks ago, House Republicans made a motion...
  WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 9, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), and Mike Levin (D-CA) reintroduced the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act, a bill to help preserve agricultural fairs across the country and offset the devastating financial losses they have...
Dear Friends and Neighbors, We're in the homestretch of the 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers have been in virtual floor sessions throughout the day, often late into the evenings, and most weekends. During the past few days, the intensity has ramped up because we've been debating and voting...
ISSAQUAH, WA – U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) today (March 29) announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for Fiscal Year 2022. This new program allows each Member of Congress to recommend up to 10 important local projects for federal funding...
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) has released the following statement on new staff appointments and staff changes for the 4th Congressional District’s D.C. Office and the Congressional Western Caucus:    “Serving the constituents of the 4th District is an honor and a privilege...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on March 18 announced that the statewide eviction moratorium will be extended through June 30, as well as upcoming vaccine eligibility expansion, including restaurant workers and Washingtonians 60 and older. He also announced that effective immediately, visitations at...
OLYMPIA - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will soon be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced a new third phase of the Roadmap. Effective March 22, the entire state will enter...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement on March 2 following President Joe Biden’s directive that all states must prioritize vaccinations of teachers and childcare workers. “Like President Biden, I am grateful for the hard work and sacrifice of educators every day, and especially during...

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