Rep. Derek Stanford

House passes Nepal resolution, what can you do to help?

May 8, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

This week the House passed HR 4641 expressing our condolences for the people of Nepal in the wake of the massive earthquake on April 25th. We will be sending the resolution to the Embassy of Nepal and the Nepal Seattle Society. As search and rescue efforts come to an end, Nepal faces a long road ahead with 2.8 million people displaced and hundreds of thousands living in temporary shelters. You can visit http://www.usaid.gov/nepal-earthquake to learn more about the federal government’s involvement in … Continue reading

House passes capital budget to build classrooms, create thousand of jobs

April 5, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

Democrats and Republicans in the House united behind a 96-2 vote for a capital budget that would put billions of dollars to work for construction projects, with most of that construction focused on education and higher education. “Our bipartisan capital budget makes real investments in the future of our state,” said Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell), vice chair of the House Capital Budget Committee. “The capital budget is about more than construction projects — it’s about thousands of jobs for … Continue reading

House passes Stanford bill to improve railroad worker safety

March 10, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House passes Stanford bill to improve railroad worker safety

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives voted 84-14 to pass Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to strengthen safety regulations for the transportation of railroad workers to and from work. Prior to 1977, railroad companies operated van services to transport railroad employees between various work locations throughout the state. The Utilities and Transportation Commission was given oversight over the safety of the van service, and established safety regulations regarding drivers and vehicle conditions. However, railroad companies no longer manage … Continue reading

House passes Stanford bill to strengthen drought preparedness

March 5, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House passes Stanford bill to strengthen drought preparedness

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives voted 57-41 to pass Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to strengthen the state’s drought preparedness plans. Currently in Washington, the Department of Ecology is at the ready to establish a Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought in the event of a water shortage. The point of the committee, which is comprised of four state senators and four representatives, is to allow the state to prepare for a drought. The problem is … Continue reading

House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

March 2, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members. House Bill 1706 would allow universities, community and technical colleges to waive building fees and activity fees for military service members receiving tuition assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. This program provides tuition assistance for service members to pursue a secondary education, but due to a recent change at the federal level, … Continue reading

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