Category Archives: Jim Moeller
The lesbian and gay members of the Washington State Legislature applaud Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s announcement that, in accordance with both the Affordable Care Act and Washington’s 2006 anti-discrimination law, that health insurance plans sold in Washington state must provide medically necessary care for transgender Washingtonians. “I am proud that once again Washington is leading the country in treating its LGBT citizens equally and with respect. Transgender people deserve equal access to the healthcare system for their particular needs,” said … Continue reading
Letter to the editor The Columbian Thursday, April 29, 2014 To the editor, I applaud Federal Railroad Administration proposals for strengthening public safety, including a condition that trains hauling crude oil carry at least two crew members. It’s troubling that these trains today are crewed by only one person. Related legislation demanding greater safety made it partway through Olympia this year. I co-sponsored House Bill 2718 requiring at least two crew on trains moving hazardous materials. Although the proposal cleared … Continue reading
Early this past January, the state House of Representatives jumped quickly out of the starting gate. Just a few hours into session, we passed the “DREAM Act” (SB 6523), a bipartisan step to make sure that all deserving, hard-working young people have a fair chance to go to college. This measure, long-sought here in Washington (and already on the books in many other states), became the first significant “first-day-of-session” bill in many years to pass either chamber. It is only … Continue reading
What would you think about a lawmaker who, when he’s not busy making laws in Olympia, has established a full-time, non-legislative career of almost 30 years back in his home district? That’s not all. The lawmaker in question has duties as House Speaker Pro Tempore when the Legislature is in session. Further, that same lawmaker also has seats on the House committees on Rules, Health Care & Wellness, Labor & Workforce Development, and Transportation. You’d probably think the lawmaker already … Continue reading
With the legislative session behind them, Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland will hold a town hall meeting to hear from constituents on Saturday, April 5. Saturday April 5th, 10 – noon Educational Service District 112 Conference Center 2500 NE 65th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98661 49th District constituents are encouraged to attend with questions and their feedback on the actions taken by the 2014 Legislature.