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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...
OLYMPIA -- Legislation introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations by the Electric Utilities Wildland Fire Prevention Task Force on ways to prevent wildfires was approved today 46-0 by the Senate. Senate Bill 5158 would direct state Commissioner of Public Lands...
OLYMPIA - Sen. Brad Hawkins, the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, is asking Gov. Jay Inslee to make it possible for all in-person school employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination now if they want it.    In a letter sent to the governor on Feb...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on February 24 applauded President Biden approving Governor Jay Inslee’s request for a statewide federal emergency disaster declaration in response to last year’s devastating wildfires. In doing so, the Biden...
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the incoming Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, announced Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2020 awards totaling more than $84.4 million for communities across Washington state. The federal...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 1, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies Act of 2021 (PHONE Act) to support natural disaster survivors who have lost their homes by allowing them to keep their phone numbers while they...

Rep. Dan Newhouse
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced February 1 that he has been named Assistant Whip by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise was re-elected as the Republican Whip for the 117th Congress earlier this month.  As Assistant Whip, Rep. Newhouse will mobilize Republican votes...

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