Category Archives: News Release

Sens. Dhingra, Cleveland, Nobles
24 Feb
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Senate unanimously passes bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, if four bills passed unanimously by the Senate become law. SB 5180, passed today, would make it easier ...

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29 Jan
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Cleveland bills fast-track pandemic response on multiple fronts

Health care providers and state officials would be able to respond more quickly and effectively during a pandemic, pending full legislative passage of four bills passed today by the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee. “Swift action by public ...

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06 Jan
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Cleveland joins Housing Committee to address fundamental needs

When the 2021 legislative session begins on Jan. 11, Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) will gain a seat on the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee. “When it comes to people’s most fundamental needs, I have always prioritized health, housing, employment ...

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05 Mar
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House passes Cleveland bill to align good-faith child abuse reporting

Legislation passed unanimously today by the House will align state laws with federal laws governing the reporting of child abuse, ensuring consistency and extending the state’s eligibility for millions of dollars in federal aid. “If someone believes a child is ...

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02 Mar
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Senate passes Cleveland resolution, funds for coronavirus response

OLYMPIA — As more cases of coronavirus are being confirmed in Washington state, including the nation’s first known fatalities, the state Senate is passing directives and funding for a full response from public health organizations. “This is the news we ...

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26 Feb
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Cleveland: Bill to prohibit ‘panic defense’ overdue, honors Nikki

Sen. Annette Cleveland (D-Vancouver) released this statement today following Senate passage of House Bill 1687, a measure that prohibits defendants from using a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation to justify violent assaults—a justification sometimes known as the “panic defense.” ...

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17 Feb
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Senate passes Cleveland bill to boost safety for in-home caregivers

Legislation passed today by the Senate would direct state agencies to work with in-home care providers to develop protocols to protect long-term caregivers from harassment, abuse and discrimination. “Sadly, it took the tragic shootings of a caregiver and a patient ...

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14 Feb
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Senate passes Cleveland bill to improve reporting of child abuse

Legislation passed today by the Senate would provide a web-based system to improve the reporting of, and response to, cases of child abuse and neglect. “This will correct a breakdown in our system for reporting child abuse,” Sen. Annette Cleveland ...

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04 Feb
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Cleveland bill would create web-based option for child-abuse reports

The state would provide a web-based system to improve the reporting of, and response to, cases of child abuse and neglect, under legislation passed today by the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. “With the state’s current limited resources, ...

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24 Oct
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Legislators look to move forward on I-5 bridge through bistate effort

Sixteen Washington and Oregon state legislators will meet Friday in Vancouver to begin a bistate effort to build a new I-5 bridge. This marks the first formal meeting of the full committee. The committee met informally last December, with Oregon ...

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