Category Archives: News Release

16 Feb
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ICE arrest of Des Moines resident cause for alarm

Responding to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest of Des Moines, WA resident Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “I am deeply concerned by the ...

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30 Jan
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Reject intimidation and fear; stand in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters

SEATAC – Responding to the recent executive order issued by President Trump barring entry into the United States for refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “The 33rd ...

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11 Jan
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Washington Work and Family Coalition Announces Proposal for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

Parents, Legislators, Workers and Business Owners Kicked Off Campaign to Pass Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2017 OLYMPIA – Today the Washington Work and Family Coalition announced their policy proposal for paid family and medical leave in Washington. Under the ...

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26 Oct
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Insurance Commissioner and Washington Health Benefit Exchange efforts protected Washingtonians from excessive rate hikes

OLYMPIA – Following today’s announcements from Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, released the following statement: “Thanks to the work of Insurance Commissioner Kreidler and Health Benefit Exchange CEO Pam MacEwan, ...

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03 Jun
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KCHA celebrates grand opening of Vantage Point Apartments in Renton

If you’re an older adult living on a low fixed income, it’s hard to find an affordable apartment in King County. Just ask Chuck Abney. Forced by debilitating health issues into premature retirement in 2011, Chuck couldn’t find an apartment ...

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01 Jun
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Court ruling on hepatitis C treatment access will save lives

OLYMPIA – Following Friday’s federal court decision compelling the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) to administer lifesaving hepatitis C medications for all patients with the liver-destroying infection, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “I applaud the U.S. District ...

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19 Apr
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Gov. Inslee veto saves Public Works Trust Fund

OLYMPIA – In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial veto of the 2016 supplemental operating budget, effectively restoring a $154 million cut to the Public Works Trust Fund, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “Gov. Inslee has saved ...

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11 Apr
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33rd Legislative District Telephone Town Hall on April 13

Who: Senator Karen Keiser; Representative Tina Orwall, and Representative Mia Gregerson What: Telephone town hall When: 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th Where: 33rd Legislative District

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30 Mar
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Capital budget addresses critical needs, puts some programs on life support

Following today’s Senate vote to pass the 2016 supplemental Capital budget, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “I am pleased that the Capital budget addresses two areas of critical need facing Washington in 2016 by providing funding to ...

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30 Mar
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Children, environment, mental-health treatment win in sensible supplement to state’s capital budget

Today the Senate agreed with the House of Representatives and approved an update to the state capital budget that will provide funding for new classrooms, mental-health support and environmental cleanup, all without tapping the state’s rainy-day fund. The bipartisan measure ...

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