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Rep. Dan Newhouse
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which included the language of his legislation, H.R. 6884, the FIRST Act:   “The Paycheck Protection Program has served as a...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The end-of-year spending package passed by both Chambers of Congress on December 21, included ground-breaking provisions Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced to maintain and update critical Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) water supply infrastructure projects across the rural West. The...

Courtesy office of Sen. Brad Hawkins Toyota brought its Mirai to the state Capitol in Olympia in 2019 for the bill signing of Senate Bill 5588.
OLYMPIA - The first bill of the upcoming legislative session has been introduced. Following his successful effort with Senate Bill 5588 in 2019 to authorize public utility districts to produce and sell “renewable hydrogen,” Sen. Brad Hawkins has pre-filed a bill for the 2021 legislative session to...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today (Dec. 8) announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021. The three-week extension...

Sen. Brad Hawkins
The final days of the 2020 legislative session last March presented some real challenges. The Legislature worked diligently to wrap up its session as some of the first cases of COVID-19 in the United States were confirmed in our state. Lawmakers approved all three state budgets (operating,...

Sen. Brad Hawkins
OLYMPIA - Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his fourth annual 12th District “listening tour” on Thursday, Dec. 10. It will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings with Hawkins during this year’s virtual tour will take place through Zoom video conferencing or traditional conference...

Courtesy www.kimwyman.com Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Postal Service’s capacity to meet the increased service demand during mail-in elections this fall have been cause for concern given President Trump’s recent remarks<https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-rips-dems-for-holding-up-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-with-demand-for-...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health announced COVID-19 testing data will soon be reported using the total number of tests completed. This is a change from the current reporting, which reflects the total number of unique individuals ever tested. For example, someone who has a...
 The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center.   What you need to know about…...
ADA 30 Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrate the ADA   Join Us in Celebrating 30 Years of Progress for All Monday, July 27, 2020 To be broadcast on TVW from 11:00AM – 1:00PM & 7:00PM – 9:00PM A program celebrating the 30-Year Anniversary of the ADA ~ *Program...

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