Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


In his latest Barkis Breakdown video, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Yelm, provides an overview of the 2024 legislative session and touches on a wide range of topics, including:

April 1, 2024

Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis aimed at tackling the rampant spread of graffiti vandalism across Washington state. House Bill 1989 will establish...

March 20, 2024

In the final hours of the 2024 session, which adjourned early Thursday evening, the Washington State Legislature approved new expenses in both transportation and operating budgets. Colby Buell reports. Wash. House...

March 7, 2024

On Thursday, the Washington State Legislature unanimously approved the 2024 supplemental transportation budget, which will provide an additional $1.1 billion on top of the $13.5 billion the 2023-25 transportation budget allocated...

March 7, 2024

Rep. Andrew Barkis joins KVI’s Ari Hoffman to discuss the status of rent control legislation, highlighting its flaws and potential negative impacts on housing supply. Additionally, Barkis debunks misconceptions surrounding the...

Feb. 27, 2024

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, speaks in favor of the supplemental transportation budget proposal, which was crafted in a bipartisan manner. He dives into the complexities...

Feb. 27, 2024

The House of Representatives agreed Saturday to a supplemental transportation budget to place more troopers on highways across the state while continuing preservation and maintenance activities. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House...

Feb. 24, 2024

State Representative Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today following House approval of the supplemental transportation budget, which seeks to address critical gaps and...

Feb. 24, 2024

A bipartisan supplemental transportation budget is scheduled to be debated by the House of Representatives at the state Capitol on Saturday. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 02-22-24 – RADIO...

Feb. 22, 2024

State Representative Andrew Barkis discusses the pressing issues facing Washington’s ferry system, highlighting his proposal as a solution for immediate action. House Bill 2498 calls on Governor Jay Inslee to declare...

Feb. 21, 2024