Climate Hawk Jay Inslee Resigns From Congress For Gubernatorial Bid

Climate hawk Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) is resigning from Congress, effective March 20, to focus on his campaign for governor of the state of Washington. His seat will remain vacant until the November elections. “A son of the Pacific Northwest, Jay has been a champion of our natural resources while pushing for new sources of clean energy,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. “Jay has supported new frontiers in technology, and worked to increase fairness in our nation’s health care system. While Jay’s voice in Congress will be missed, I know he will continue his dedicated service to the people of Washington state.”

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