Friday, May 24, 2024
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Kim Schrier votes against patients with rare diseases

On Wednesday, May 24 Kim Schrier voted to block a bill that would have let vulnerable Americans who suffer from rare diseases have greater access to care that could save their …

State awards grants to help communities plan for recreation

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced the award of more than $4.7 million in grants to help communities plan for outdoor recreation facilities. …

OLYMPIA - Sen. Brad Hawkins issued the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan drug possession legislation, Senate Bill 5536. "I’m thankful to Governor Inslee for …

After 15 weeks of being in session, we adjourned on April 23, the scheduled end of the 105-day session. It has been an honor to serve you and be your voice at the state Capitol in Olympia for the …

Rep. Mike Steele Legislative Update

The 2023 legislative session adjourned April 23. Along with some high and low points, it's been a busy few months. I'd like to start this end-of-session update by thanking everyone that …

This year’s 105-day legislative session adjourned on schedule on April 23 with the approval of all three budgets for 2023-2025. The operating budget at $69.8 billion, transportation budget at …

New WA law will bring dental care to underserved communities

Legislation passed in Olympia this year will provide more dental-care access to underserved communities. House Bill 1678 authorizes dental therapists to work in community health clinics or …

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s, M.D. (WA-08) bipartisan bill aimed at improving emergency services in rural communities on April …

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently launched an updated Opioid and Drug Overdose Data dashboard that includes county level data on hospitalizations …

Environmental Restoration Grants open for 2023

OLYMPIA - Oil spills are a threat to human health, our environment, and economy. Washington has suffered many oil spills, large and small, that have had a lasting impact on our state. When oil is …

Smiley launches nonprofit Rescuing the American Dream

ARLINGTON, VA - On Wednesday April 18, Tiffany Smiley – nurse, veterans' advocate and former U.S. Senate candidate who ran a competitive campaign in deep blue Washington last election …

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined a group of 14 senators in introducing a resolution designating April 2023 as “Preserving and Protecting Local News …

Renewable Hydrogen receives statewide approval

It has been exciting to read about the progress Douglas County PUD has been making toward its Wells Hydrogen Project in East Wenatchee and the possibilities of our region accessing federal funds …

Friends and Neighbors, The cherry trees are in bloom on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, and that usually means it is budget time in the legislative session. Recently all three House budgets - …

House-proposed capital budget, my bills, and the capital gains (income) tax

We're in the home stretch of the 2023 session. With just three weeks to go in April, the state's three main budgets—operating, transportation, and capital―are in the crosshairs of …

We're in the home stretch of the 2023 session. With just three weeks to go in April, the state's three main budgets—operating, transportation, and capital―are in the crosshairs of …

Rep. Schrier introduces bipartisan bill to aid Biofuel Research and Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the  Biochar Research …

Fighting to protect our communities from fentanyl

Just last month, Andrew and Brandi Wonacott of Yakima, reached out to me with a story no parent should ever have to tell. Andy and Brandi had two of their four children, William and James, succumb to …

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, President Biden announced March 21 that he is committed to tearing down four hydropower dams in Washington. President Biden's remarks are the …

Newhouse Legislation to Protect Parents' Educational Rights Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On March 24 Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and his House colleagues passed H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. This legislation would put practices in place that …

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