Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Recently, the state House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, approved Senate Bill 5600 relating to residential tenant protections. This bill attempts to reform current statute by making a number of...

April 17, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins KVI's John Carlson to discuss the heroin epidemic in Washington. Barkis explains how prosecutors and law enforcement do not apprehend individuals who have up to 3...

April 15, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins KVI's Kirby Wilbur to discuss his concerns about new regulations that make housing less affordable, the need to enforce existing laws to fight Washington's drug crisis,...

April 8, 2019

In this Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives you a brief overview of the two budgets recently voted on in the House chamber: 2019-21 operating and transportation budgets. He also...

April 1, 2019

During recent House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provided the following remarks on the final passage of the 2019-21 House transportation budget. This $10 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects...

April 1, 2019

The Washington State House of Representatives recently approved its $10 billion 2019-21 transportation budget. This biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state including maintenance and preservation of current transportation systems,...

March 29, 2019

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, breaks down recent House floor action and debate, some positive bipartisan work that's been done around recovery support services, and...

March 18, 2019

Second District lawmakers Sen. Randi Becker, Rep. J.T. Wilcox, and Rep. Andrew Barkis will host a town meeting on Saturday, March 23, at the Yelm Community Center.During the two-hour meeting, the...

March 17, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved a measure that would authorize the state Department of Ecology to implement a California-style low carbon fuel standard. House Republicans voted no, saying it...

March 13, 2019

One agreement under the dome in Olympia is this: the state has a responsibility to protect the environment and future generations. The disagreement comes with the solution on the best ways...

March 12, 2019