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Tag Archives: Cathy McMorris Rodgers

GSI Commends House Action on Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 10, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). GSI has advocated for support of the reauthorization of the ESSA and we have continued to keep a … Read more

Lobbying Congress to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

What do you know about the Export-Import Bank? The Export-Import Bank – commonly referred to as Ex-Im Bank – provides loans and insurance to companies exporting goods and services. The bank is up for reauthorization Oct. 1 and without it, … Read more

GSI in Washington D.C.: Emptying the Notebook

Washington D.C. – The 46-person delegation we brought to Washington D.C. completed its advocacy trip and is headed home. We’ve already written about Graduate Medical Education and the Export-Import Bank, STEM Education, and Transportation. Now, let’s empty our notebook: – Kumar … Read more

Greater Spokane Incorporated Previews Advocacy Trip From Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – Forty-six business, education and community leaders representing the greater Spokane and Northern Idaho region have made it to Washington D.C. to share with our federal legislative leaders the focus of our region. Here’s Sandra Jarrard, GSI’s Public Policy Director, … Read more

Sequestration’s Impact on Spokane, Plus the KC-46A Decision is Delayed

Tweet April 24, 2013 – UPDATED, APRIL 29, 10:07 A.M.* WASHINGTON D.C. – Finding a solution to the sequestration issue won’t be easy and its impact on the Spokane region could be felt if Congress can’t resolve the loss of … Read more

Spokane Business, Community and Higher Education Leaders Begin Washington D.C. Advocacy Trip

Tweet April 23, 2013 WASHINGTON D.C. – Scheduling a meeting with a federal elected official is difficult. Scheduling meetings with more than five federal elected officials is even more difficult. A group of 40 Spokane and Northern Idaho civic leaders accomplished … Read more

Are You Registered to Vote?

Tweet The 2012 election will be known for the race to occupy the White House. But there are a ton of other candidates and issues that affect the business community, including initiatives on tax increases imposed by the state, and … Read more

Look Who Went to Washington

Tweet Another year, another advocacy trip to Washington D.C. is in the books. Our regional delegation met with government officials, elected officials, Air Force officials, presented a Key to the City to retiring Representative Norm Dicks, talked about tankers, transportation, … Read more

Public Policy’s Role at Greater Spokane Incorporated

Here at Greater Spokane Incorporated, we do a lot of things. Our networking opportunities we offer come to mind. But one aspect of our organization that you might not be too familiar with is our Public Policy division. This sector … Read more