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Notes from Licett Garbe, Eastern WA Director for U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Updated: Aug 13, 2023


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Licett Garbe addresses NARFE Chapter 32.

Licett Garbe, representing Washington State Senator Patty Murray, joined us at our June 12th membership meeting . Senator Murray now holds the title of Chair of Appropriations. She, along with Senator Maria Cantrell and Representative Cathy McMorris, are lending bipartisan support for a several major projects: 23M for improvements to the Spokane Airport and continued construction on the North Spokane Corridor.

  • Murray continues to be an advocate for the Working Families Act; Eastern Washington rural areas are especially in need of child care and a livable wage.

  • Murray is working with native tribes on protecting and restoring fish pathways and continues her commitment to climate mitigation.

  • She supports mental health bills and increases in federal funds at the community level in WA to assist.

  • Murray is a co-sponsor of the WEP/GPO bill.

  • She is also concerned with the effect of rent increases, the development of trade schools, and the demographics of our nation's low birth rate alongside the increased rate of retirements.


Licette indicated the Senator's desire to hear from her constituents. Emails are better than phone calls, but all are welcome. The membership very much appreciated Ms. Garbe's knowledge of current issues and shared how the Senator is responding to the never-ending complexities of today's world. Thanks for coming, Lisette! Hope to have you back soon.

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