Saturday, February 11, 2012

Week 5 House Floor Speech Highlights

It was a historic week in the state House. After a very civil House floor debate earlier this week, Washington is on its way to becoming the seventh state in the nation to legalize equal marriage. The House also passed measures that will improve the lives of foster children, expanded suicide prevention training, and honored the National Guard. Check out these clips from this week's floor debates.

SB 6239 - Marriage Equality
Rep. Jamie Pedersen

Rep. Drew Hansen

Rep. Sam Hunt

HB 2592 - Extending Opportunities for Foster Care Children 
Rep. Reuven Carlyle

HB 2366 - Suicide Prevention Education 
Rep. Tina Orwall

HR 4655 - Honoring the National Guard 
Rep. Larry Seaquist

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