Category Archives: News Release

10 May
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Keiser to hold work session on WA’s social insurance programs

OLYMPIA — The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee will hold a work session Tuesday on the present and future of Washington state’s social insurance programs. The state programs covered in presentations at the work session will be unemployment insurance, workers’ ...

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28 Mar
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Keiser’s last bill, the Employee Free Choice Act, signed into law

OLYMPIA – Washington workers will gain protection against employers who seek to force them to attend meetings where they are required to listen to the employer’s opinions on religious or political matters, under the Employee Free Choice Act, signed into ...

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05 Mar
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Senate President Pro Tempore to retire from WA State Legislature

OLYMPIA — Sen. Karen Keiser announced today on the Senate floor that she will retire later this year. “It has been my privilege to serve the people of the 33rd Legislative District and the people of the State of Washington ...

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01 Mar
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House passes bill to reduce health risks from Sea-Tac Airport

OLYMPIA — Residents living near Sea-Tac International Airport, who face disproportionate health risks due to aircraft noise and pollution, could receive assistance to repair failing soundproofing for their houses under legislation passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by the House today. ...

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19 Feb
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Kai Bjordahl serves as a page in Washington State Senate 

OLYMPIA – Kai Bjordahl served as a page for the Washington State Senate during the fourth week of the 2024 legislative session. Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) sponsored his time at the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity ...

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13 Feb
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Keiser bill to provide noise remediation near Sea-Tac Airport clears Senate

OLYMPIA — Homeowners in airport communities near Sea-Tac Airport who received flawed noise mitigation installations from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port of Seattle may get relief from failing “port packages” that are leaking and allowing mold to grow ...

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07 Feb
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Keiser’s Employee Free Choice Act passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Workers would gain protection against employers who seek to force them to attend meetings where they are required to listen to the employer’s opinions on religious or political matters, under legislation passed by the Senate today. SB 5778 ...

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02 Feb
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Senate OKs Keiser bill to curb youth consumption of high-THC cannabis

OLYMPIA – The state would collect better data and be equipped to take steps to discourage consumption of cannabis containing high amounts of the intoxicating agent THC under legislation passed today on a vote of 44-5 in the Senate. “I ...

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18 Jan
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Keiser earns praise, continues fight to lower cost of insulin further

OLYMPIA —Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) continues to press for access to life-saving insulin even as she has won national recognition for her work in 2023 to reduce the cost of the drug to diabetes patients. Legislation capping out-of-pocket costs ...

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15 Jan
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Elected officials, residents propose action to cut noise and air pollution near Sea-Tac Airport

OLYMPIA — Legislators, local elected officials, and community members gathered at a press conference today to demand economic and social justice for people living near Sea-Tac Airport. Speakers supported legislation (SB 5955/HB 2103) to direct a small portion of Port ...

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