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Vincent Buys



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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


42nd District state lawmakers to host a telephone town hall Feb. 3
January 24, 2014

42nd District legislators to hold telephone town hall Feb. 3 Continue reading


Rep. Vincent Buys to lead vital agriculture and natural resources committee
November 15, 2013

Buys, a 34-year-old small business owner, will replace Rep. Bruce Chandler as the ranking Republican on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: October 3, 2013
October 3, 2013

Interim has been busy for me since our second special session ended on June 29. I’ve been fortunate to spend time at my construction business building a new home, traveling to Olympia for meetings and hearings, and a recent mission trip to Haiti to help bring clean water to the less fortunate. Since the end of session… Continue reading


Rep. Vincent Buys, ‘operating budget put negotiations on the right path’
July 1, 2013

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 CONTACT: Stephanie Davenport, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7031   Rep. Vincent Buys, ‘operating budget put negotiations on the right path’ On June Continue reading


Rep. Buys legislative update: June 13, 2013
June 13, 2013

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Tuesday marked the end of the first special session of 2013. Disappointingly, after 105 days of regular session, and another 30 days, the Legislature has still not reached a budget compromise. As you are probably already aware, the regular legislative session ended April 28. Since then, negotiations have come to a near halt. Continue reading