Category Archives: Jim Moeller
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.
House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Moeller offered the following review of this year’s completed session: “Just a few hours after we started the 2014 session, the House of Representatives passed the ‘DREAM Act.’ This landmark legislation is a breakthrough in our work toward making sure all hard-working and deserving young people get a fair and equal chance to earn their dream of a college education. In fact, this legislation was the first significant ‘first-day-of-session’ bill to pass either … Continue reading
From The Columbian: “The Oregon Legislature adjourned Friday without any action on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, prompting state leaders to say they’ll close down the controversial megaproject this spring.” A statement from Rep. Jim Moeller, (D-Vancouver): “I am terribly disappointed that funding for the crucial Columbia River Crossing project did not materialize in the Oregon state transportation budget. “Quite frankly, this political-inaction will hurt both states — and particularly Clark County and my district especially for decades to … Continue reading