Email Updates

We recently hit another milestone on the legislative calendar: “House of Origin” cutoff. The days leading up to this deadline require long hours and late evenings on the House floor working...

March 16, 2021

We passed another big deadline in the 2021 legislative session last week. Tuesday was the cutoff day for all bills to be passed out of their house of origin. We spent...

March 16, 2021

This is your invitation to join me tonight at 6 p.m. for a virtual town hall meeting to discuss issues related to the 2021 legislative session. We are now past the...

March 16, 2021

On Thursday we received good news as the governor announced his Phase 3 plan. Effective on March 22 all counties will move to Phase 3. He is also abandoning his regional...

March 15, 2021

For the past couple of weeks, legislators have spent several long days and late evenings on the House floor debating and voting on bills in both the House and Senate chambers....

March 15, 2021

The last couple of weeks we have spent long days debating and voting on bills on the “virtual” House floor. While most bills pass with strong, bipartisan support and little controversy,...

March 15, 2021

In last week’s update, I wrote about our Open Safe, Open Now plan to bring all of Washington into Phase 3. Our plan also included clear, concise parameters for Phase 4...

March 12, 2021

We have now officially passed the midway point of the 105-day legislative session. Tuesday was house of origin cutoff, meaning bills had to pass their respective chambers or they are considered...

March 12, 2021

We have been voting on bills for the last two weeks, and on Tuesday hit what is called “House of Origin cutoff.” That means Tuesday was the last day the House...

March 12, 2021

We got some good news yesterday when the governor officially moved all counties in Washington to Phase 3 of the state's “Healthy Washington” reopening plan starting on March 22. Gov. Jay...

March 12, 2021