Veterans’ and Military Affairs

Our paramount duty, Navy Day and more!  Update from Olympia April 11, 2017 Share my E-newsletter Do you know others in our district who would like to receive my e-news updates? Please feel free to forward this e-mail invitation to them or click on the share button below. You can also read previous editions of my e-newsletter... Read More...
Bailey leads Senate’s Navy Appreciation Day celebrations Sen. Barbara Bailey, a tireless advocate for veterans and military issues in the state, today sponsored Senate Resolution 8649 celebrating April 6 as Navy Appreciation Day. The resolution recognizes the many contributions of the United States Navy to Washington and the Pacific Northwest. “Our state and the Navy have a... Read More...
Governor signs Bailey veteran-education bill Today the governor signed Senate Bill 5355, Sen. Barbara Bailey’s bill to allow continued use of G.I. Bill benefits by veterans at state-run colleges and universities. For the second straight year Bailey has made sure state lawmakers supported veterans looking to use their military benefits to attend college. “This is... Read More...
Bailey veteran-education bill clears Legislature 20,000 veterans retain G.I. Bill benefits at state colleges For the second straight year Sen. Barbara Bailey has made sure state lawmakers came through for veterans looking to use their military benefits to attend college. The state House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 5355, Bailey’s bill to allow continued... Read More...
Bailey, Senate continue to stand up for veterans Legislation passed for fourth time would protect educational benefits On the first day of the Legislature’s third special session the Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 5355, to ensure military veterans will retain the use of their G.I. Bill benefits in the state. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey,... Read More...
Senate approves Bailey bill streamlining veteran assistance funds Advocate of veteran issues Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor introduced Senate Bill 5171 to streamline access to county veteran assistance funds by making changes to definitions of veteran at the request of the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate approved the measure in the final days of the second... Read More...
Senate passes Bailey bill to protect education benefits for 15,000 veterans Higher-education leader continues work to improve access to college A year ago Sen. Barbara Bailey successfully sponsored legislation that removed the waiting period for military veterans to qualify for in-state tuition rates at state-run colleges and universities. Today, the Senate approved another bill from Bailey that would keep Washington in... Read More...
Bailey helps service members save money on college Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1706 on Wednesday, the first day of the state Legislature’s 2015 special session. The new policy, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Barbara Bailey, will let Washington’s state-run colleges and universities waive various fees for qualifying military service members participating in the federal Department... Read More...
Senate resolution highlights Bailey work on veteran issues The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8680 recognizing local companies’ efforts to boost veteran employment. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor signed on to the resolution as part of her work to support veterans across the state.  Community partners and companies from around the state gathered for a reception and recognition of... Read More...
Senate unanimously approves veteran-assistance bill Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, a tireless advocate for veterans’ issues in the state, introduced Senate Bill 5171 to make it simpler for counties to know when veterans are eligible for county-level assistance funds. Her measure won the state Senate’s unanimous approval Monday. “Due to definitional issues, we have needy... Read More...
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