Category Archives: News Release

12 Oct
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Sen. Dhingra to hold annual small business roundtable

REDMOND – Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) will host a second annual roundtable discussion on reducing barriers to success for small business. “Last year, we had a terrific meeting with lots of ideas and input from new entrepreneurs,” said Dhingra. “This ...

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09 May
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Dhingra criticizes Republican refusal to extend emergency domestic violence protections

“These measures are not about convenience; they are about saving lives” REDMOND — Senate Deputy Majority Leader Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) issued the following statement after Senate Republican leadership declined to sign off on the Governor’s request to extend emergency protections ...

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06 May
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Dhingra appointed to Senate bipartisan COVID-19 recovery committee

Senate Deputy Majority Leader Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) was appointed to a newly formed bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery in the Washington State Senate to address the state’s long-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The committee will hold its ...

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08 Mar
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Senate passes nation’s first statewide Office of Equity

From the Suburban Times On Wednesday, March 5, the Washington state Senate passed House Bill 1783 to reduce systemic disparities in Washington state government. The bill would establish the nation’s first statewide Office of Equity within the Governor’s Office. “This is about ...

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06 Mar
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Legislature approves law to create office focused on reducing gun violence

From the Spokesman-Review Washington likely will be the first state to create an office focused on reducing firearm violence through data analysis and a grant program to help communities and Indian tribes. “We don’t need to wait until shots have ...

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06 Mar
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Dhingra bill will reform state’s Involuntary Treatment Act

An overwhelming bipartisan majority in the House passed Senate Bill 5720 on a 95-2 vote Thursday, reforming Washington’s Involuntary Treatment Act to put medical care first when people with behavioral health problems pose a danger to themselves or others. “The ...

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05 Mar
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Dhingra bill to create first-in-nation firearm violence prevention office

House passage of Senate Bill 6288 today will make Washington the first state in the nation with a dedicated office to collect statewide data on firearm violence, make the data available for public health research, and fund innovative prevention programs ...

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28 Feb
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Washington State Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Sikh Americans

From India-West The office of state Sen. Manka Dhingra of Washington state announced that Dhingra and fellow state Sen. Mona Das were among legislators in the Pacific Northwest state that passed a resolution honoring Sikh Americans. Dhingra, D-Redmond, Das, D-Kent, ...

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19 Feb
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State House passes legislation for survivors of child sex trafficking

From the Kent Reporter The state House in Olympia passed ‘Safe Harbor’ legislation (House Bill 1775) to better help child survivors of sex trafficking. “Children cannot consent to sex. They are victims of serious crimes,” said prime sponsor Rep. Tina ...

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18 Feb
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to establish first-in-the-nation firearm violence prevention office

Today, the Senate passed legislation to collect statewide data on firearm violence and fund innovative prevention programs in local communities. Senate Bill 6288 would establish the first-in-the-nation Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention, which would work with law ...

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