Rep. Andrew Barkis' Email Updates


In my last email update, I mentioned three of the six initiatives Washingtonians sent to the Legislature this year were likely to receive legislative approval before we adjourned on March 7:...

April 2, 2024

For the first half of this year’s 60-day session, it appeared the majority would not hold public hearings on any of the six initiatives that were sent to the Legislature by...

March 1, 2024

I wanted to start off this update with some good news. On Tuesday, another one of my bills was approved by the state House and sent over to the Senate for...

Feb. 8, 2024

We just wrapped up week two of this year’s 60-day legislative session. I wanted to share my first Barkis Breakdown video of the session, in which I discuss Washington’s public safety...

Jan. 20, 2024

The 2024 legislative session kicked off Monday, and within minutes, one of my bills was voted out of the House and sent over to the Senate. House Bill 1245, which was...

Jan. 12, 2024

As we approach the start of the 2024 legislative session, which gets underway January 8, I am feeling the same sense of urgency I know so many of you are feeling....

Nov. 15, 2023

I hope this email finds you well! Happy 4th of July! Summer has arrived, and I hope everyone enjoys the great outdoors and everything our beautiful Pacific Northwest offers. Even though...

July 3, 2023

I hope this email finds you well and you’re enjoying the arrival of spring! The daffodils and cherry blossom trees are in full bloom around the Capitol campus. Do you know...

April 14, 2023

I hope this email finds you well! As the weather slowly transitions into spring, the Legislature is also turning a page. We hit house of origin cutoff with some long days...

March 21, 2023

As the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, I want to make you aware of an important public hearing in the committee today. I have heard from many of you,...

Feb. 20, 2023