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April 22, 2015
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Washingtonians are familiar with the key role that the Hanford site played in the defense of our nation during World War II and the Cold War as a component of the Manhattan Project. The legacy of the federal government's work at Hanford left behind 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste in 177 underground tanks. Progress on moving the high-level nuclear waste to permanent storage has needlessly stalled due to the Obama Administration's attempts to shut down Yucca Mountain.


Will you celebrate Tax Freedom Day this year?  Until April 24, every penny we've earned in 2015 goes to pay your taxes. 
While this year, national Tax Freedom Day is 114 days into the year, for us in Washington, it won't arrive until April 29.
In 2015, Americans will pay $3.28 trillion in federal taxes and $1.57 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.85 trillion.