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A patent waiver is a bad deal for WA

If Washington state were a country, it would be the 26th-largest economy in the world. Last year, our economic output reached more than $577 billion. 

It’s a testament to the millions of Washingtonians — many of whom I had the privilege to meet as governor — working in critical industries ranging from aerospace to advanced manufacturing to the life sciences across the state.

Unfortunately, every one of those sectors and the countless jobs they support would be jeopardized by a World Trade Organization proposal that the U.S. government must vote on. It’s up to Washington state’s leaders in Congress to put a stop to this dangerous plan.


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