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President Obama signs Washington emergency declaration for wildfires

Washington State Emergency Management Division

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state and local response efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on

President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions

Senate votes to give Washington residents more affordable health-care choices

OLYMPIA… Calling it a relief to citizens who have found themselves without affordable catastrophic health insurance, Sen. Steve O’Ban today led a majority of the Senate in approving Senate Bill 6464. O’Ban, the west Pierce County Republican who sponsored the

Cantwell Introduces Bill to Jumpstart Oil Spill Response Capability

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) recently introduced legislation to kick start investments in research and development to upgrade the nation’s oil spill response technology. The Oil Spill Technology and Development Act of 2013 (S.

Cantwell to Attend First Senate Hearing on Tsunami Debris Response

Washington D.C. - On Thursday, May 17th at 10:30 A.M., U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will attend the first Senate oversight hearing on tsunami debris response. Cantwell will urge more action to protect Washington state’s coastal economy, during a Senate Subcommittee

Cantwell Applauds Ocean Shores Tsunami Debris Meeting

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - Yesterday U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing effort to monitor and address the threat approaching tsunami debris poses to Washington’s coastal communities. Wednesday in Ocean Shores, federal and local

Gov. Gregoire and Dept. of Ecology announce clean water project recommendations for recovery funding

OLYMPIA - Gov. Chris Gregoire and Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) have announced the final proposed list of clean water projects to receive $65.4 million in federal stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

Reed, college students challenge campuses statewide: ‘Find Your One Thing’

OLYMPIA - Whether it's donating that old sweater, taking two minutes to register to vote online, or signing up for government Twitter feeds, Secretary of State Sam Reed next week starts a statewide push to fire up Washington's youth to

Gov. Gregoire announces certification for 138 transportation projects

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced that she certified 138 transportation projects, which makes them ready to receive funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state is expected to receive $551 million dollars from the federal stimulus

Murray Helps Pass Legislation that Includes Millions for Olympic Peninsula, Bill to Be Signed by President Obama

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) helped to pass vitally important spending legislation that includes millions in funding she secured for projects throughout the Olympic Peninsula. The funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus