Category Archives: Tana Senn
Today the House passed SB 5173, a bill that will provide employees two days of unpaid time off from work and allow children to be excused from school for their religious holidays. “Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. I was glad some of my colleagues were able to have the flexibility to celebrate and observe their faith. “This bill will give the same flexibility to my kids—to all kids—to practice their religion with their families without concern they will be penalized. Every … Continue reading
Rep. Tana Senn’s statement on HB 2377; an act improving quality in the early care and learning system.
HB 2377, also known as The Early Start Act, passed the house on February 18th. The bill creates incentives and requirements designed to improve access and quality of early learning opportunities in Washington. Rep. Senn spoke in favor of the bill on the House floor, and afterwards was asked for her thoughts on the bill. Here are her remarks… “In my humble opinion, this bill is exactly why we are here as legislators. By focusing on providing quality early education … Continue reading
Representative Tana Senn’s (D-Mercer Island) first bill passed the House floor yesterday by a strong bi-partisan vote of 90-8 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The goal of this bill, HB 2519, is to help children in our child welfare system access quality early learning services. “All children deserve the opportunity to excel—not just get by,” Senn said on the House floor. “But our most vulnerable—those in the child welfare system—are barely even getting by.” The bill language … Continue reading
“I was honored to speak today in support of ESHB 1313, Washington’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave bill, which provides paid leave for workers who are ill or caring for an ill family member. An often overlooked but, in my eyes, equally important component of this bill is its beneficial impact on survivors of domestic violence. Paid sick and safe leave can literally be a life line for those who are working their way out of abusive relationships. Victims often … Continue reading
State Rep. Tana Senn’s responsibilities in the 2014 legislative session have shifted into a significantly higher gear. Just appointed this past September to serve in the Legislature, Senn today accepted selection to serve as vice chair of the House Environment Committee. Senn noted that the Environment Committee reflects a core value in her decision to hold office in the Legislature. “The environment is one of the most pressing issues for citizens who make their homes in our 41st Legislative District,” … Continue reading