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  • Video update: Helping struggling families | February 7, 2019

    Check out my latest video update about helping struggling families, including heart wrenching testimony on the need to reform some of the requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families… READ MORE

  • Governor signs Equal Pay Opportunity Act | March 21, 2018

    OLYMPIA—This morning, in his conference room packed with lawmakers, advocates and supporters, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act into law. Washington was one the first states in… READ MORE

  • School Walkouts & Foster Youth | March 19, 2018

    Students walk out in protest of gun violence Kids across America—including students from schools in our district—walked out in protest on Wednesday, demanding that their leaders take steps to ensure their… READ MORE

  • Putting People First | February 15, 2018

    Taking Action to Put People First Last week, Democrats in Olympia shone a light on how we are fighting for the families of Washington state. From empowering women with the Equal Pay Opportunity… READ MORE

  • Our 41st District Town Hall & Policy News | February 8, 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: District Town Hall Please join me, along with Senator Lisa Wellman and Representative Judy Clibborn, at the 41st Legislative District Town Hall on Saturday, February 17, from 10… READ MORE

  • Building a better Washington | January 25, 2018

    The capital budget signed into law The new $4.18 billion capital budget, which has now been signed into law, will create thousands of jobs in every corner of the state—and… READ MORE

  • Equal Pay Passes the House! | January 18, 2018

    Yesterday, the House passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act for the fourth year in a row! I am so proud to be sponsoring this strong legislation for working women and… READ MORE

  • Welcome to the 2018 Session | January 8, 2018

    Welcome to the 2018 Session Today marks the beginning of the 2018 Legislative Session. I am excited to be back in Olympia, and I look forward to continuing to advocate… READ MORE

  • Senn Receives 2017 Child Health Advocate Award | November 20, 2017

    OLYMPIA – State Representative Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) was recently honored for her legislative work advocating for children’s mental health in Washington state. On Wednesday, November 15, Senn received the… READ MORE

  • No Capital Budget is Bad News | July 31, 2017

    Lack of capital budget hurts Washington’s kids, infrastructure, economy While we made great strides in funding public education this session, it’s disappointing that the Senate failed to pass a construction… READ MORE

  • Policy Issues Still in the Mix | June 26, 2017

    Policy Issues Still in the Mix I hope you had a great weekend enjoying the hot days, Pride celebrations, high school and university graduations, Eid al-Fitr and more! Back in… READ MORE

  • Children’s mental health passes! | April 13, 2017

    Children’s mental health passes! I am so proud to say that yesterday, the Senate passed my children’s mental health bill, HB 1713! On the same day, my op-ed on the… READ MORE

  • ‘Levy cliff’ fix passes! | March 10, 2017

    Levy cliff update: It passed and is on to the Governor’s desk! Wednesday night, the Senate finally passed their version of the “levy cliff bill,” sponsored by our own 41st… READ MORE

  • 41st Legislative District Town Hall | March 6, 2017

    Who: State Rep. Tana Senn, State Rep. Judy Clibborn, and State Sen. Lisa Wellman What: Town hall meeting When: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 Where: Somerset Elementary School,… READ MORE

  • Senn pushes for equal pay again | January 24, 2017

    This afternoon, the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard compelling testimony from advocates, workers and business owners in support of HB 1506, the Equal Pay Opportunity Act aimed at… READ MORE

  • Welcome to the 2017 Legislative Session | January 16, 2017

    Greetings from Olympia! During the first week of the 2017 legislative session, I was officially sworn in to serve the constituents of the 41st District for my second full term…. READ MORE

  • Legislative update from Rep. Tana Senn | December 1, 2016

    Dear Neighbor, I’m happy to report that the 41st Legislative District voted overwhelmingly to send me back to Olympia as their State Representative. It has been an honor to serve… READ MORE

  • Election year restrictions in effect | June 30, 2016

    Because this is an election year, certain restrictions on my external communications are currently in effect, to avoid even the appearance of using state resources for election purposes. Those restrictions… READ MORE

  • A look at our 2016 budgets | April 28, 2016

    Budget Overview In our closing e-newsletter of the 2016 session, I want to share with you a little about the operating and capital budgets and how they work together to… READ MORE

  • Fairness, funding and families | March 3, 2016

    We’re heading into the home stretch of the 2016 legislative session with each chamber considering bills passed by the other. The heavy lifting around the three budgets (operating, capital and… READ MORE

  • Rep. Senn’s floor statement on Holocaust | February 26, 2016

    The following remarks were made on February 25, 2016 in support of an amendment to the House Supplemental Operating Budget. Amendment 826 provides $250,000 to Western Washington University for the endowment… READ MORE

  • Teachers, traffic, town hall, and more | February 18, 2016

    We are halfway through this year’s legislative session. Bills that have been passed by the House or the Senate now are sent to the other body for consideration. Other bills… READ MORE

  • Shortages, savings, and sentencing | February 1, 2016

    Greetings from Olympia! I’m honored to represent you in the state House of Representatives as we continue to work on addressing Washington’s pressing needs. Teacher Shortage at a Crisis Point… READ MORE

  • A quick note before the holidays | November 24, 2015

    A Time for Compassion Our 41st legislative district, encompassing one of the most diverse zip codes in the US, benefits from the cultural and religious diversity, entrepreneurial spirit, differing viewpoints… READ MORE

  • Mental Health Care for our Kids | October 30, 2015

    As a member of a House leadership task force on mental health, I have been discussing needed improvements and system changes for our mental health system on top of the… READ MORE