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This week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved legislation modifying the procedures for determining certain aspects of the legal parent-child relationship, known as the Washington Uniform Parentage Act. The bill...

March 3, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing! We are now in the third week of this short, 60-day session, and there is a lot of work to do. Policy cutoff...

Jan. 25, 2018

With the 2018 legislative session just two months away, legislators will be convening at the Capitol next week to hear policy briefings from government agencies, staff, and various industries. As we...

Nov. 8, 2017

We are now more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session. Today, we picked up right where we left off last week, spending a full day on the House floor voting...

March 6, 2017

Monday was the observance of President’s Day across the United States. It was also Children’s Day at the state Capitol. Republican Representative Melanie Stambaugh spoke to House Resolution 4617.

Feb. 20, 2017

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh has been appointed to the Homeless Youth Advisory Committee, which provides recommendations to the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs (OHY) on ways to reduce and...

Feb. 8, 2017

A bill co-sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh to improve education outcomes for homeless students has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.

April 8, 2016

The House has approved Rep. Stambaugh’s House Bill 2906, which would add rehabilitation and reintegration as priorities of the Juvenile Justice Act of 1977.

Feb. 17, 2016

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh to protect the privacy of children enrolled in child care, early learning, parks and recreation, after-school and youth development programs was signed into law...

April 22, 2015

The Washington State House of Representatives passed Rep. Melanie Stambaugh's bill to protect the identities of children that have been victims of misconduct while enrolled in child care, early learning, parks...

March 11, 2015