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March 11, 2019

President Trump’s FY2020 budget

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The Trump administration released its FY 2020 budget request today. President Trump’s budget is the first step in the annual Congressional appropriations cycle, with actual spending levels controlled by Congress. The proposal outlines increased military spending and domestic spending cuts. It also includes changes to student loan repayment plans and other initiatives of interest to the…

February 19, 2019

News from Olympia: Legislative Session Day 36, Speaker Chopp Teams with UW Medicine

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We have already started week 6 of the 2019 legislative session and that means that cutoff deadlines for committees are quickly approaching. In the past two weeks, the Senate voted to confirm Kaitlyn Zhou to the UW’s Board of Regents and campus representatives visited Olympia to advocate on behalf of university priorities. Speaker Frank Chopp…

February 5, 2019

News from Olympia: Legislative Session Day 22, President Cauce Meets with Legislators

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It was a snowy start to week 4 of the 2019 Legislative Session. President Ana Mari Cauce made her first visit of the year to Olympia. She championed the UW’s legislative agenda as she met with leaders and legislators in both chambers and joined with WSU President Kirk Schulz for an interview at TVW where they…

January 17, 2019

Othello-UW Commons opens in Southeast Seattle

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Yesterday, the University of Washington opened the Othello-UW Commons in Southeast Seattle. Located across the street from the Othello Link light rail station, this new multi-functional partnership space will be used for community-informed teaching, learning, service, meet-ups, events and more by multiple UW schools, colleges and programs. Read more from UW News.

Congressional update: House Democrats announce appropriates subcommittee membership

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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced subcommittee memberships for the House Appropriations Committee yesterday. Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will serve on the Defense, Energy-Water, and Interior-Environment subcommittees. See the full list from Federal Relations.

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