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July 14, 2016 Cantwell, Hatch Continue Fight for More Affordable Housing, Introduce Additional Comprehensive Legislation to Expand and Reform Development of Affordable Housing Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 At Sen. Murray's Urging, Education Dept. To Simplify FAFSA Form For Homeless Students Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS: Sen. Murray Announces Important Step in Work to Make College More Affordable and Accessible for Washington State Students and Families Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Housing for Homeless Students Act Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Sen. Murray Applauds Affordable Housing Grant for WA State Low-Income Families Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth's Final NDAA Markup Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports $1.9 Billion to Combat the Spread of Zika Virus Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Comission - Expand Broadband Access Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Cantwell Launches National Campaign to Increase Federal Resources for Affordable Housing Sen. Maria Cantwell https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cantwell-launches-national-campaign-to-increase-federal-resources-for-affordable-housing
March 18, 2016 Letter to John Boozman, Chairman and Chris Coons, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government - Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 McDermott, DelBene Introduce Bill to Fix Critical Oversight in SNAP Program Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Acting Secretary of Education - FAFSA Simplification for Students Struggling with Homelessness Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act: Murray's Bipartisan Legislation Includes Key Provisions to Help Students Struggling with Homelessness Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Murray Introduces Legislation to Remove Barriers, Provide Support for Homeless and Foster Students in Higher Education Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 DelBene Supports Long-Term Transportation Investment Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Hire more Heroes Act of 2015 Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services - LIHEAP Heating Assistance Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Unemployment Benefits Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2015 Letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis - Address to Congress Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2015 Letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis - Address to Congress Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Opening Statement of Sen. Murray, Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Opportunities to Improve Student Success Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Rural Health Disparities Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities within Innovation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
July 6, 2015 Smith Statement on Increasing the Overtime Threshold Rep. Adam Smith Unknown
June 23, 2015 FY16 LHHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Protect Equal Access to Medicaid Providers Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Rep. Adam Smith Unknown
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Rep. David Reichert Unknown
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Rep. James McDermott Unknown
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Rep. Suzan DelBene Unknown
June 19, 2015 Letter to Julian Castro, Secretary US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing Choice Voucher Fund Allocation Sen. Maria Cantwell Unknown
June 9, 2015 DelBene Statement on Cuts to Critical Investments in America's Future Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the House Human Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee - On the Permanently Ending Receipt by Prisoners Act Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Newsletter: 06/01/2015 Rep. Suzan DelBene Unknown
May 21, 2015 GAO Report Shows Drastic State Cuts to UI Benefits Harmed Job Seekers & Increased Costs for U.S. Taxpayers Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 As Head Start Turns 50, Larsen Hears PNW Success Stories Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
April 24, 2015 Jaime Herrera Beutler and T-HUD Committee Chairman Press Government Accountability Office: Answers Needed for Rural Communities Disqualified from Community Development Grants for Being "Too Affluent" Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Larsen Supports Affordable Housing for Homeless Veterans Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Cantwell, Collins Introduce Apprenticeship Bill to Address Workforce Skills Gap Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 14, 2015 Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015 Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
April 8, 2015 DelBene Visits FareStart, Touts $200 Million Job-Training Program Rep. Suzan DelBene Seattle, WA
April 2, 2015 DelBene: Congress Should Not Break its Promise to Seniors Rep. Suzan DelBene Seattle, WA
March 27, 2015 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Funding of Heating Assistance Program Rep. James McDermott Unknown
March 27, 2015 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Funding of Heating Assistance Program Rep. Denny Heck Unknown
March 26, 2015 Kilmer Votes to Approve Landmark, Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Medicare Patients' Access to Doctors Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education - Pell Grant Funding Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 DelBene Program Brings Washington $22 Million for Job-Training Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, D.C.
March 17, 2015 Reichert, Boustany Introduce Bill to Help Improve Outcomes for Kids Rep. David Reichert Washington, D.C.
March 12, 2015 Sens. Brown and Murray Introduce Legislation to Give Additional Health Providers the Ability to Treat Medicaid Patients Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2015 Introduction of the SNAP Work Opportunity Act Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Who's the Boss? The "Joint Employer" Standard and Business Ownership Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Fixing No Child Left Behind: Innovation Better Meet the Needs of Students (Roundtable) Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 Finance Committee Democrats Outline Measures To Spur Job Growth for Veterans Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency - Funding the Housing Trust Fund Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency - Funding the Housing Trust Fund Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency - Funding the Housing Trust Fund Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2015 Congressman Smith Recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rep. Adam Smith Unknown
Jan. 13, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2015 Jaime Herrera Beutler Votes to Protect American Workers from Slashed Work Hours and Hiring Freezes Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
Jan. 2, 2015 Senator Murray Renews Call to Protect, Expand Access to Primary Care for Women and Children as Critical Provision Expires Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Sen. Maria Cantwell Unknown
Dec. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost Funding for Low Income Heating Assistance Funds Rep. James McDermott Unknown
Dec. 10, 2014 Murray-Authored Provision to Expand Education, Retraining Included in 2015 Spending Bill Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households Sen. Patty Murray Hartford, CT
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households Sen. Maria Cantwell Hartford, CT
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Mel Watt, Director Federal Housing Finance Agency - Protect Affordable Housing Programs in Federal Home Loan Bank Merger Agreement Rep. Denny Heck Unknown
Aug. 25, 2014 DelBene Praises USDA Announcement on Implementation of Innovative Job Training Program Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2014 Murray, Harkin Announce Release of New GAO Report on Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
July 30, 2014 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Subsidized Jobs Programs and Their Effectiveness in Helping Families Go to Work and Escape Poverty Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 On Eve of 49th Anniversary of Medicare, Senate Democrats Highlight New Data on Medicare Savings Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Jaime Herrera Beutler, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Advance Care for Children With Complex Medical Conditions Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington, DC
June 11, 2014 Congressman Smith Statement Opposing FY 2015 T-Hud Appropriations Bill Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 4, 2014 Letter to Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama; Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska; Rick Scott, Governor of Florida; Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho; Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Paul LePage, Governor of Maine; Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi; Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska; Pat McCroy, Governor of North Carolina; Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina; Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota; Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee; Rick Perry, Governor of Texas; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; and Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
June 3, 2014 DelBene Checks In with Skagit Valley College Rep. Suzan DelBene Mount Vernon, WA
May 30, 2014 Murray Releases The Opportunity Outlook: A Path for Tackling All Our Deficits Responsibly Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Murray Introduces Bill to Fight Summer Hunger Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Gov. Inslee Announces Grant Award to Return Long-Term Unemployed to Work Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
May 9, 2014 McDermott Introduces The Medicaid Self-Referral Act of 2014 Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
May 7, 2014 McMorris Rodgers: Opportunities Begin in the Classroom Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Cantwell Statement on Senate Minimum Wage Vote Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 29, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 DelBene Statement on Governor Inslee's Decision to Preserve Nutrition Assistance for Washington Families Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 Murray Urges Republican Colleagues to Support Early Childhood Education Legislation Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal Rep. James McDermott Washington, DC
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