Rep. Andrew Barkis' Email Updates


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It's been extremely busy under the dome here in Olympia. We just finished a nine-day stretch of long hours and late nights voting bills off the House floor. Of the thousands...

March 18, 2019

We reached our first major deadline of session – policy cutoff. With the over 2,000 bills introduced this session, most of them are now “dead,” and will not see any further...

Feb. 26, 2019

January has come and gone, and Washington state’s 66th legislative session is well underway. We are in week four, and let me tell you, this is going to be an interesting...

Feb. 5, 2019

Can you believe we are about to close out 2018 and start the first chapter of 2019? What a year it has been! The time is here to shift focus, roll-up...

Dec. 21, 2018

It is officially spring! The rain is beginning to subside, and the sun is becoming a more permanent presence in our days. It is shaping up to be another sensational season...

May 11, 2018

In just under one week, the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn the 2018 legislative session. A common theme I have expressed to you this session is the power of constituency. First...

March 2, 2018

I'd like to invite you to join me, and Rep. J.T. Wilcox, for a telephone town hall meeting from 6-7 p.m. this Thursday evening, Feb. 1. This is an opportunity for...

Jan. 30, 2018

We are back under the dome in Olympia. The 2018 legislative session began at high noon on Monday, Jan. 8. The pace is fast in this 60-day session, and we are...

Jan. 19, 2018

Can you believe we are already rounding the corner into December? Where has the time gone? I hope you had a great fall season and had the chance to get out...

Nov. 30, 2017

Can you believe it's August already? I hope you are enjoying our beautiful summer! The final gavel fell on the 2017 legislative session – after a grueling 193-days. This was the longest session...

Aug. 3, 2017