Gov. Inslee touts Washington state’s leadership as governors meet in nation’s capital
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding the Paris terrorist attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric
“Last week the world witnessed the latest in a series of atrocities committed by the terrorist organization ISIS. It was an attack not just on Paris or the French people but on all humanity.
DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children
OLYMPIA -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents.
Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for summer wildfires, windstorm
Washington state receives federal grant to help launch design of paid family leave program
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez today announced that Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. Gov.
Gov. Inslee statement on release of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan
“On behalf of Washington state I want to thank President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for delivering a strong and common sense plan for achieving significant cuts in carbon pollution.
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on U.S. Senate passage of Sen. Murray’s bill to fix “No Child Left Behind”
“I applaud the bipartisan leadership of Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander. Washington state is pleased that the U.S. Senate has today passed the Every Child Achieves Act with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Inslee announces AmeriCorps grants to Washington organizations
Olympia, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Washington has been awarded $15.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Statement from Inslee on the Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing nationwide marriage equality
“Today’s historic court ruling is another big step in America's long road to justice for all. Today, we celebrate with all LGBT couples because love won the day.
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act
“I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding this landmark law that is helping so many people here in Washington state and across the nation. The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 730,000 Washingtonians find affordable care, and more than 300,000 of those had been uninsured.
Washington teams up with states and provinces worldwide committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80-95 percent
Commitments from governments representing 100 million people puts pressure on nations to act boldly at Paris Climate Conference
Governor Inslee statement on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passage in Congress
“In Washington state we are making tremendous progress toward ensuring a healthier population with access to better, more affordable health care at lower cost. This week Congress gave us more tools to continue that important work.
Inslee and bipartisan group of governors renew call for Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank
Govs. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Robert Bentley (R-AL) and a bipartisan majority of the nation’s governors sent a letter today to congressional leaders to urge the long-term reauthorization of the U.S.
Innovative clean energy projects gain federal attention and funding
OLYMPIA – Five projects around Washington state have been awarded $4.98 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund, helping them to secure federal funding from the U.S.
Inslee, Western governors call on Congress to finally address wildfire funding
Today the Western Governors Association called on Congress to increase federal funding available for preventing and suppressing wildfires, which have grown increasingly intense and destructiv
Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on today’s Open Internet decision by the FCC
"I applaud today's decisive Open Internet decision by Chairman Wheeler and the Federal Communications Commission.
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson regarding U.S. Dept. of Justice motion to stay Texas ruling to block federal immigration reforms
"Washington state has been called a poster-child for the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Our state's agricultural, high-tech and services industries, the strength of our economy and the quality of life of our people all require Congress to finally act.
Governor requests SBA help for Grays Harbor homeowners, renters, small businesses hurt by early January storm
Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the Small Business Administration to make its disaster loan programs available to homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations hurt by flooding and mudslides caused by the January 3-6 winter storm.
Gov. Jay Inslee's statement about President Obama's State of the Union
"Tonight, President Obama offered bold ideas that confront some of the most important issues facing our nation, foremost among them the need to provide working families with a more meaningful share in our economic recovery.
Cantwell, Murray & Inslee: Keep Export-Import Bank Open, Protect 85,000 WA Jobs
Key U.S. export tool will expire in 100 days unless Congress acts; WA state would be hardest hit