News

  • The Legislature is adjourned! | May 12, 2021

    Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last month, the Legislature adjourned a historic and unprecedented remote session. Not only will it be remembered for its entirely virtual environment, but my colleagues and… READ MORE

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Resolution | April 8, 2021

    WHEREAS, On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jews who perished alongside millions of other innocent victims: Persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, Roma, and others,… READ MORE

  • Public Safety and Police Accountability | February 4, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, This session began under the watchful eye of National Guard soldiers, because of the threat of armed protesters in the wake of the violent insurrection in… READ MORE

  • An Update on COVID-19 Relief | January 26, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, We know that the pandemic and the economy are inextricably linked. While Washington has focused on saving lives by emphasizing public health, it has come at… READ MORE

  • And the Session Begins… | January 17, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, The 2021 legislative session began on Monday as we convened at the state capitol, in person, in order to ironically adopt rules to allow us to… READ MORE

  • End of Session Report | May 8, 2020

    Each year, I send a report to your mailbox with the details of what we accomplished during the legislative session. For those of you who didn’t receive one, please check… READ MORE

  • A Safe Start to Reopening Washington | May 6, 2020

    Dear friends and neighbors, We hope this e-newsletter finds you and your family staying safe and healthy. We want to let you know this will be our last official e-newsletter… READ MORE

  • Welcoming workplaces & hearing from you! | February 14, 2020

    Friends and neighbors, We’re over halfway through session! Which means we’re spending less and less time in committee and more time on the House floor voting on bills. This week… READ MORE

  • Access to OUR democracy | February 7, 2020

    Friends and neighbors, Last week, dozens of armed demonstrators roamed the capitol and legislative buildings with long guns and tactical gear, scaring school children, families and visitors. Access to the… READ MORE

  • Child care for all! | January 17, 2020

    Friends and neighbors, It’s my favorite time of year! The time for making laws…and history! The 2020 session begins with a new face at the House rostrum: Speaker Laurie Jinkins!… READ MORE

  • Aging with dignity and security | November 15, 2019

    Hello, Throughout this fall, I’ve been traveling across the state visiting with child care providers to learn more about the challenges of offering care and opportunities to expand. On these… READ MORE

  • 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