Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Within the next decade, Washington will grow by nearly one million people. We are already in the midst of a housing shortage with no end in sight. We need a unified...

June 3, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement in response to the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) report on the 2017 Amtrak Passenger Train...

May 23, 2019

One of the many issues at the forefront of the 2019 legislative session in Olympia was the state's housing affordability crisis. Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill into law that...

May 10, 2019

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives a breakdown of the good, bad and ugly of the 2019 legislative session, which concluded on April 28. He...

May 9, 2019

During the Kirby Wilbur Show on KVI, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, expressed disappointment that an $18 million amendment he worked to put in the budget to fight drug abuse and help...

April 30, 2019

Lawmakers in Olympia approved the state's 2019-21 biennial transportation budget. The $9.8 billion spending plan will fund essential infrastructure projects across the state, including maintenance and preservation of current transportation systems,...

April 28, 2019

It's late in the night on Friday, April 26. Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides a late night, real-time update from the wings of the House chamber on the new tax proposals...

April 26, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides his final remarks before the passage of Senate Bill 5600 and why he could not support the bill. This bill seeks to reform current landlord-tenant law.

April 18, 2019

During floor debate on Senate Bill 5600, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks on his amendment and the importance of the 7-day pay-or-vacate notice. In his argument, he describes how 7-days is...

April 18, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins host Mike McClanahan from TVW's The Impact, alongside other transportation leaders, to discuss the two transportation budget proposals introduced by the House and Senate, where current...

April 18, 2019