Nation's Governors Endorse Every Student Succeeds Act

In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding White House briefing on security protocols related to refugee resettlement

“Today I participated in a briefing with federal officials regarding the policies and protocols in place to screen all refugees – including Syrian refugees – seeking to resettle in the United States.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding the Paris terrorist attacks and anti-Muslim rhetoric

“Last week the world witnessed the latest in a series of atrocities committed by the terrorist organization ISIS. It was an attack not just on Paris or the French people but on all humanity.

Inslee announces public assistance approved in some wildfire areas, awaiting decision on individual assistance

Inslee’s statement on President Obama’s approval of federal windstorm assistance

Gov. Jay Inslee this morning issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s approval of a Major Disaster Declaration that provides federal financial assistance to three counties impacted by an August windstorm:

DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children

OLYMPIA -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents.

Inslee announces new path on water quality rule, continues work on broader toxics reduction efforts

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he’s directing the state Department of Ecology to draft a new clean water rule that will preserve the state’s decision-making control over how to meet federal requirements.

Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for summer wildfires, windstorm

OLYMPIA— Gov.

Washington state receives federal grant to help launch design of paid family leave program

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez today announced that Washington state is one of eight states to receive grant funding to help implement paid leave programs around the country. Gov.

Inslee requests federal Emergency Declaration to secure additional wildfire resources

OLYMPIA, WA – Gov.

Gov. Inslee statement on release of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan

“On behalf of Washington state I want to thank President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for delivering a strong and common sense plan for achieving significant cuts in carbon pollution.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on U.S. Senate passage of Sen. Murray’s bill to fix “No Child Left Behind”

“I applaud the bipartisan leadership of Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander. Washington state is pleased that the U.S. Senate has today passed the Every Child Achieves Act with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Inslee announces AmeriCorps grants to Washington organizations

Olympia, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Washington has been awarded $15.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

Statement from Inslee on the Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing nationwide marriage equality

“Today’s historic court ruling is another big step in America's long road to justice for all. Today, we celebrate with all LGBT couples because love won the day.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act

“I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding this landmark law that is helping so many people here in Washington state and across the nation. The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 730,000 Washingtonians find affordable care, and more than 300,000 of those had been uninsured.

Washington teams up with states and provinces worldwide committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80-95 percent

Commitments from governments representing 100 million people puts pressure on nations to act boldly at Paris Climate Conference

Governor Inslee statement on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passage in Congress

“In Washington state we are making tremendous progress toward ensuring a healthier population with access to better, more affordable health care at lower cost. This week Congress gave us more tools to continue that important work.

Inslee and bipartisan group of governors renew call for Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

Govs. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Robert Bentley (R-AL) and a bipartisan majority of the nation’s governors sent a letter today to congressional leaders to urge the long-term reauthorization of the U.S.

Innovative clean energy projects gain federal attention and funding

OLYMPIA – Five projects around Washington state have been awarded $4.98 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund, helping them to secure federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) for their groundbreaking work to advance the development of clean energy technologies.

Statement from the office of Gov. Jay Inslee on the apparent federal investigation involving State Auditor Troy Kelley

“The governor is very concerned about the apparent federal investigation involving the state auditor. We hope that the auditor will work with authorities and to the greatest extent possible – and as soon as possible -- be open with the public.

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