Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


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

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and fellow Republican colleagues, speak on behalf and in support of his amendment to House Bill 1453, trying to bring common-sense reform to current landlord-tenant law. This...

March 7, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and other members of the Republican caucus, provide personal testimony on the floor of the state House of Representatives on House Bill 1453 regarding current landlord-tenant reform....

March 7, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and Rep. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, provide their final remarks before the ultimate passage of House Bill 1453.

March 7, 2019

The state House of Representatives passed legislation to increase the notification process for tenants being displaced from their homes due to demolishment or substantial rehabilitation. Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, sponsored the...

March 6, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses the 2nd district, what motivated him to run for office, and his top legislative priorities.

March 5, 2019