Both chambers of the legislature have released their respective budget proposals for the 2023-24 biennium. In response, Matt Helder, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Washington Government Relations Director, released the following statement:
Washington Press Releases
OLYMPIA, WA. – As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges state lawmakers to prioritize legislation that ensures biomarker testing is appropriately covered by more insurance plans, including Apple Health,
Matt Helder Joins American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Direct Government Relations in Washington State
OLYMPIA, Wash.—Matt Helder, who has had a successful career around the state legislature and local politics, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Washington state government relations director.
Washington Representative Paul Harris Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Washington Representative Paul Harris received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to championing tobacco control legislation to protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use.
SEATTLE, Wash.—April 5, 2019--Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1074 into law today, raising the age of sale for all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes to 21 in Washington state, effective January 1, 2020.
OLYMPIA, Wash.— March 27, 2019—Today, the Washington legislature passed legislation to raise the sales age for all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes to 21. The bill now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk.
OLYMPIA, Wash.—February 20, 2019—Today, the Washington House of Representatives passed House Bill 1074, sponsored by Rep. Paul Harris (R-Vancouver), that would raise the age of sale for all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21.
OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington voters passed Initiative 1634, which removes local control and eliminates the ability for local governments to pass sugary drink taxes to benefit their communities. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposed this initiative.