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Senators go on record for or against DOC funding

The path to getting our contract funded continues.  The proposed budgets from the Governor and the House of Representatives included funding for our contract.  But the struggle in the Senate remains.

Early this morning, at 1:30 A.M., the Senate voted on an amendment to its budget, put forth by Senator James Hargrove (Legislative District 24), which would have funded our DOC contract if it had passed.

Unfortunately, that amendment failed and our contract remains unfunded in the Senate budget.  While a majority of senators voted in favor of the amendment (the final vote was 29 in favor and 20 opposed), the amendment failed because earlier in the day Senate leadership had orchestrated a controversial rule change that required 30 votes to pass a budget amendment instead of the previous 25.

With the last-minute rule change, the Senate failed to pass the amendment to fund our contract by just one vote.

On Monday, the Senate will reconvene and the good news is that all senators have now gone on record in support or in opposition to our contract.  A complete list of yes and no votes and Senators' contact information is listed below.

On a positive note, Senator Hargrove stood up on the Senate floor and praised Teamster correctional employees for their service.  As you watch the testimony given by the various senators, please take note that the ONLY labor organization mentioned by anyone was yours - THE TEAMSTERS!

You can view the debate over funding your contract, including Senator Hargrove's remarks below. (If you are unable to view the video, the debate starts at 07:48:46 on the TVW website.)

Please remember to thank Senator Hargrove and the many other legislators who support funding our contract, and continue to target the Senators who are opposed with your phone calls and emails now!

 YES - SUPPORTS DOC CONTRACT FUNDING NO - OPPOSES DOC CONTRACT FUNDING
Don Benton
17 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7632
Jan Angel 
26 Leg. District 
(360) 786 - 7650
Andy Billig
3 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7604 
Barbara Bailey
10 Leg District
(360) 786 - 7618 
Maralyn Chase 
32 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7662 
Michael Baumgartner,
6 Leg. District
 
(360) 786 – 7610
Annette Cleveland 
49 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7696 
Randi Becker
2nd Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7602 
Steve Conway 
29 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7656 
John Braun
20th Leg. District 
(360) 786 – 7638
Jeannie Darneille 
27 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7652 
Sharon Brown,
8 Leg. District 
(360) 786 - 7614
Mark Miloscia
30 Leg. District 
(360) 786 - 7658 
Bruce Dammeier
25 Leg. District 
(360) 786 – 7648
Karen Fraser 
22 Leg District
(360) 786 - 7642  
Brian Dansel,
7 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7612
David Frockt 
46 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7690
Doug Ericksen
42 Leg. District
 
(360) 786 - 7682
Cyrus Habib 
48 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7694 
Joe Fain
47 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7692
Jim Hargrove 
24 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7646 
Mike Hewitt
16 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7630 
Bob Hasegawa 
11 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7616
Andy Hill
45 Leg. District 
(360) 786 - 7672  
Brian Hatfield 
19 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7636 
Jim Honeyford
15th Leg. District
(360) 786 – 7684
Steve Hobbs 
44 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7686 
Curtis King,
14 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7626
Pramila Jayapal 
37 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7688 
Steve Litzow
41 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7641
Karen Keiser 
33 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7664 
Mike Padden,
4th Leg. District 
(360) 786 – 7606
Jeannie Kohl-Welles  
36 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7670 
Linda Evans Parlette,
12 Leg. District
 
(360) 786 - 7622
Marko Liias 
21 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7640 
Mark Schoesler
9 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7620 
Rosemary McAuliffe 
1 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7600 
Tim Sheldon,
35 Leg. District
 
(360) 786 - 7668
John McCoy 
38 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7674
Judy Warnick
13th Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7624 
Mark Mullet 
5 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7608 
 
Sharon Nelson 
34 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7667 
 
Steve O'Ban 
28 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7654 
 
Kirk Pearson 
39 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7676 
 
Jamie Pedersen 
43 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7628 
 
Kevin Ranker 
40 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7678 
 
Ann Rivers 
18 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7634 
 
Pam Roach 
31 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7660
 
Christine Rolfes 
23 Leg. District
(360) 786 - 7644 
 

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