Governor Inslee applauds President Obama's support for improvements to employment and training programs

President signs Sen. Murray’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Gov. Inslee request for federal disaster assistance approved

Late today, President Obama's Administration notified Gov. Jay Inslee he has approved assistance for Okanogan County and confederated Colville tribes for repairing or replacing public infrastructure lost as a result of recent wildfires.

FEMA denies individual assistance in wildfire areas

Gov. Jay Inslee was informed this evening that FEMA has denied the state's appeal for Individual Assistance following wildfires in Okanogan County and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Gov. Inslee statement on Washington state's comments to EPA carbon rules

This week, the state of Washington submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to its proposed Clean Power Plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.

West Coast Leaders Applaud Obama Administration Proposal to Cut Carbon Pollution

Washington, California, Oregon and British Columbia Urge Strong Federal Action to Combat Global Warming

Governor Inslee statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants

“I applaud President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for taking this critical step in setting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

State, federal government agree to continue discussions regarding Hanford cleanup

Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the 40-day dispute resolution period triggered under a 2010 court order to clean up high-level radioactive and chemically hazardous waste at Hanford. 

State pursues new smart grid projects to capture, store more solar and wind power

Funds connect federal, state, utility, industry and R&D resources to advance electric energy storage

Govs. Inslee and Bentley lead governors urging Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank; 37 governors support reauthorization

Govs. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Robert Bentley (R-AL) and a bipartisan group of 31 governors sent a letter today to congressional leaders urging swift action to reauthorize the U.S.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler supporting Senator Patty Murray's Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act

“We firmly support Sen. Murray’s efforts to protect women’s health and the integrity of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act to end discrimination in health insurance.

State, federal government agree to extend discussions regarding Hanford cleanup

Negotiators from Washington state and the federal government have agreed to extend the dispute resolution period by 70 days, ending on Sept. 5.

Governor Inslee submits grant application for a Healthier Washington to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Multi-year project would transform Washington’s health care system

President Obama approves Governor Inslee's request for emergency federal assistance

President Obama late yesterday approved a request by Gov. Jay Inslee for an Emergency Declaration to make additional federal resources available to help with the ongoing response to wildfires in Washington state.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding news today highlighting costs of climate inaction

“Inaction in the face of climate change could cost our state and country billions of dollars. Today, Senator Murray is holding a U.S.

Gov. Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for Central Washington wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday urged President Obama to approve his request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which would provide much needed federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from the devastating wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington.

Gov. Inslee to appeal decision to deny federal assistance for homeowners hurt by Central Washington fires

Gov. Jay Inslee says proposed reductions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord would have "grievous effects" for Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today told U.S. Army officials he opposes personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), saying the loss of 16,000 permanent soldiers and Army civilian employees would have “grievous effects” on Washington’s economy.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on approval for Small Business Administration disaster assistance in Spokane County

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement after learning his request for a Small Business Administration physical disaster declaration for Spokane County has been approved. SBA’s press release is attached for reference.

Gov. Inslee asks federal government to reconsider further disaster assistance for Central WA communities, following state's worst wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the federal government to reconsider providing federal assistance to families impacted by the state’s largest wildfire, saying more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

Gov. Inslee statement on U.S. House of Reps. vote to temporarily extend Ex-Im Bank authorization

“While today’s House of Representatives vote importantly provides for an extension of the Bank’s authorization beyond its September 30 deadline, it still does not provide Washington exporters with the long-term certainty they need to do business.

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