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Vincent Buys



42nd District
Position 2
Lynden

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Rep. Buys receives NFIB honor for helping small business
June 11, 2014

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, has earned the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) 2014 “Guardian of Small Business Award.” The awards were given in recognition of legislators’ business-friendly votes during the 2013-14 legislative sessions. Continue reading


Opinion editorial by Rep. Vincent Buys: Parks and rec land can be important to state’s job growth
June 3, 2014

Growing up in and representing the 42nd Legislative District, rich with outdoor recreation land, I have always felt parks and other recreation land are pivotal to our district and state’s overall health and economic vitality. It’s important that we not only keep our parks clean but that we also devise new and innovative ways to utilize our stewardship efforts to bolster economic enterprise. That’s why I was excited to be appointed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation – dedicated to providing strategies to better leverage Washington’s recreation land. Continue reading


Local lawmakers to host ‘Water Solutions for Whatcom County’ meeting May 29 – advanced agenda released
May 28, 2014

UPDATED AGENDA: State Sen. Doug Ericksen and Rep. Vincent Buys will host a ‘Water Solutions for Whatcom County’ community meeting Thursday, May 29, at the Lynden Community/Senior Center. The 42nd Legislative District lawmakers want to hear from residents about the important water quality and access issues they face. Continue reading


Local lawmakers to host Water Solutions for Whatcom County meeting May 29
May 22, 2014

State Sen. Doug Ericksen and Rep. Vincent Buys will host a Water Solutions for Whatcom County Thursday, May 29, at the Lynden Community/Senior Center. The 42nd Legislative District lawmakers want to hear from residents about the important water quality and access issues they face. Continue reading


Rep. Vincent Buys’ 2014 session video updates
March 17, 2014

Watch Rep. Buys’ video updates from the 2014 legislative session. Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014

We are down to the final days of the 2014 legislative session. This year are scheduled for a short 60-day session and it is very likely that we will get done on time. This week, the House and Senate passed their own versions of supplemental budget proposals – operating, transportation and capital. Budget negotiations are ongoing to work out the differences between the two chambers. Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: Feb. 21, 2014
February 21, 2014

Today is the 40th day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. Several significant deadlines have passed and a large portion of the legislation proposed this year is considered dead. For a reminder of how a bill becomes law, click here. Continue reading


42nd District lawmakers host town hall meeting Feb. 22
February 14, 2014

Forty-second District Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, and Senator Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will host a joint town hall on Saturday, Feb. 22. At the Blaine high school. People are invited to ask questions and make comments. Buys, Overstreet and Ericksen will also give attendees a briefing on the legislative session. Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: Feb. 8, 2014
February 8, 2014

This is the 27th day of the 2014 legislative session. Yesterday, Feb.7, was the last day for committees to hear bills from their house of origin and the first significant deadline of the session. Bills originating in the House of Representatives had to have been voted out of House policy committees (and vice-versa for the Senate) or the legislation is considered dead. Only fiscal committees and the Transportation Committee are exempt from this deadline. For a reminder of how a bill becomes law click here. Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: Jan. 28, 2014
January 28, 2014

This is the 16th day of the 2014 legislative session. It has been a very busy, challenging and rewarding session so far. For those of you who may not know I was appointed as the Republican lead on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Now, as the ranking Republican, I am more dedicated than ever in finding common-sense solutions and working across the aisle on behalf of the people of Washington state. You can read more about that here. I’m very honored to have been chosen for this appointment. Continue reading