Rep. Andrew Barkis' Email Updates


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It has been extremely busy under the “virtual” dome here in Olympia. The challenges of this remote session continue to grow more frustrating as the days roll along. We are meant...

Feb. 19, 2021

It is hard to believe we are one month into the 2021 legislative session. Time sure does fly by! On Monday, Feb. 1, we had our first long virtual floor debate on...

Feb. 5, 2021

This is a session like no other due to the on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Capitol buildings are closed to the public. Legislators are using technology to conduct business....

Jan. 23, 2021

It is officially spring! The rain is beginning to subside, and the sun is becoming a more permanent presence in our days. It is a welcome change. And now that some...

May 8, 2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy. During his May 1 press briefing, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health announced the extension of the “stay...

May 3, 2020

Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee addressed the state of Washington with an update on COVID-19 (coronavirus). If you missed his address, you can watch it by clicking here. The number one priority...

March 23, 2020

The 2020 legislative session ended the evening of Thursday, March 12. It was an anticlimactic finish this year due to the concerns, fears, and unknowns surrounding our current environment and the...

March 18, 2020

It’s budget time under the dome here in Olympia. The House proposals for the supplemental operating, transportation, and capital budgets have been brought forward and will be voted off the House...

Feb. 27, 2020

It’s been extremely busy under the dome here in Olympia. We’re officially halfway through this 60-day session, and have reached our first major deadlines – policy and fiscal cutoff. We’ve already...

Feb. 12, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway. We’re just finishing week two of this 60-day sprint. The House is busy hearing bills in our respected committees. I’m serving as ranking Republican on...

Jan. 24, 2020