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Rep. Jay Inslee

Entries by Rep. Jay Inslee

Everyone Deserves the Opportunity to Say, 'We Are Married'

(38) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 3:21 PM

My wife Trudi and I have been married for 39 years. We started dating in high school, married after college, and raised our three boys in a 100-year-old farmhouse in a small rural town in eastern Washington.

We opened a checking account together. We bought our house together. We...

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Stop the Privatization Scheme

(56) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 12:54 PM

When they overwhelmingly passed Rep. Paul Ryan's radical budget, House Republicans went on the record advocating ending Medicare as we know it to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

It wasn't about saving money, it was about fundamentally altering how our country works -- in a way that...

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(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 2:35 PM

We used to believe that an Orwellian world of being tracked wherever we went was the work of science fiction. Reality seems to have caught up.

This week, security researchers discovered that Apple iPhones and iPads have been tracking and storing the travels and locations of users. These records were...

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Let's Keep the 'Clean' in the Clean Air Act

(32) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 3:35 PM

Children's health won't be improved by the Republicans' Dirty Air Act.

From Seattle to Pittsburgh, children can be found outside, playing football and baseball, or just playing a good game of tag. However, hundreds of thousands of children are unable to take part because the air they breathe is making...

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URGENT: Last Chance to Get a Better Tax Cut Deal

(292) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 3:24 PM

Just a little while ago, I walked out of our Democratic Caucus meeting, and I have a major development on the tax cut debate:

We just voted -- almost unanimously -- AGAINST the Republican "compromise" that is a good deal for those who want to give tax cut bonuses to...

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President Obama: Don't Cave on Tax Cuts

(62) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 12:22 PM

Negotiating requires good-faith partners, and compromise means both sides giving a little to get a solution that helps everyone.

But apparently when it comes to the tax-cut debate, some people in D.C. have a different definition of "compromise" and "negotiation."

I'm proud the House did the right thing yesterday and...

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John Boehner Is Holding Us Hostage

(98) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 10:19 AM

Do we pass middle class tax cuts for working families and grow the economy? Or do we allow John Boehner to hold middle class tax cuts hostage for millions of Americans so that he can deliver a tax bonus to the wealthiest 2% of Americans?

I say we Democrats fight...

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Bush's Plan Didn't Work

(30) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 12:37 PM

I am writing to invite you to join me in signing a petition to stop George W. Bush "trickle-down" economics now. I need your help.

Congress is faced with an important decision regarding fiscal policy that will have far-reaching impacts on our national debt and economic health.

At the end...

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Stop an Internet Hijacking

(38) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 2:56 PM

Massive corporations are cooking up backroom deals right now that could end this era of online innovation and fundamentally alter how we use the Internet.

And there is little to stop them -- unless we act now.

I firmly believe that congressional action is the only way to truly...

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Simple Answer to "Who Should Pay?"

(182) Comments | Posted June 19, 2010 | 11:18 AM

"Who should pay?"

It's a straightforward question. Yet last week, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner said both BP and the federal government were responsible, and both should pay. He knew he really stepped in it - because he couldn't retreat from that statement fast enough.

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Protect Consumers by Ensuring Internet Freedom

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 12:52 PM

The Internet, arguably the fastest world-changing invention since the Gutenberg printing press, has become the core of our social and business lives. However, the openness and freedom that lie at the heart of the Internet's success is under threat.

A recent federal court ruling determined that the Federal Communications Commission...

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Why Is AG Rob McKenna Suing the Federal Government to Stop Health Care?

(330) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 6:16 PM

Well, that didn't take long.

Sunday, I was so pleased to vote for health care reform. This morning I was honored when President Obama signed the bill that provided insurance coverage to 32 million Americans, and proud of all you for helping me push the final vote through.

But even...

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Finish the Kitchen: Stand Strong on Health Care Reform

(35) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 11:43 AM

Contrary to some reports, health care is not dead.

The Democratic loss in Massachusetts did not change the fact that health care inflation is dangerously sandbagging our economy, and it didn't change the fact that tens of millions of Americans remain uninsured.

Right after the Massachusetts election, I had...

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Newt Gingrich and Republican Fears Over Global Warming

(56) Comments | Posted January 7, 2008 | 2:23 PM

Newt Gingrich may have finally gotten it partly right, but on the biggest issue of our time he is totally wrong -- again. His partially right position is in encouraging his fellow Republicans to embrace the effort against global warming, a noble quest indeed. We should be appreciative of any...

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News from the Arctic: Are We on the Edge of a Climate-Change Cliff?

(38) Comments | Posted October 2, 2007 | 6:01 PM

The recent disturbing news out of the Arctic reminded me that we are making the same dumb mistake that once almost got me killed in the mountains. I survived my mistake. It remains to be seen whether the world will be so lucky in the face of global warming that...

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Congress: Stand Up and Make the President Listen

(24) Comments | Posted January 10, 2007 | 4:57 PM

It is clear George Bush hasn't been listening. He did not listen on Oct. 10, 2002, when 133 of us in the House voted against the war in Iraq. He did not listen to the bipartisan Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group, which urged a major change from the occupation. Nor did...

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