January 6, 2020
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Herrera Beutler sponsors new child tax credit bill

U.S. Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-WA, is among several sponsors of bill aimed at helping new parents. The measure would provide families a tax credit up to $5,000 after the birth or adoption of a new child.

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Pelosi says House agenda includes infrastructure package

The Wall Street Journal highlighted the possibility of a federal infrastructure package in 2020. However, concerns about how to pay for it remain.

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Strickland, Reeves announce run for Congress

Marilyn Strickland, former mayor of Tacoma and current head of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, has announced her campaign for the 10th Congressional District seat. She'll face competition from former State Rep. Kristine Reeves, who announced her run today.

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Forward into Space Investment

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

The new federal Space Force received just $40 million in the $738 billion defense budget that Congress recently approved.

That amount is as comical as the name Space Force, which sounds like something from a low-budget sci-fi movie.

But that belies serious effort and spending the federal government is now devoting to space activities. Snickering aside, this should renew Washington state efforts to be sure its universities, workers and growing cluster of space companies play substantial roles in these national investments.

As the nation increases space investment, legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee should nurture and grow space research, development and manufacturing in Washington, building on its historical leadership in aerospace and software.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times