Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


A review of the 2020 legislative session including milestones in housing legislation and removing barriers in creating supply, the successful supplemental transportation budget, good and bad policy of 2020, and information...

May 7, 2020

As published in The Seattle Times Our state is facing a health and economic crisis. Coronavirus has changed our way of living and working, and created uncertainty of what the future...

March 26, 2020

A bill that will create exemptions for infill development under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. House Bill 2673 was introduced...

March 20, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, sits down live with host Mike McClanahan of TVW's The Impact to discuss the final 2020 supplemental transportation budget, and other key transportation issues of the 2020...

March 13, 2020

Rhett Nelson, a student from North Thurston High School, recently had the opportunity to spend time on the Capitol campus to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives....

March 12, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins host Austin Jenkins from TVW's Inside Olympia, alongside House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma, to discuss the bipartisan supplemental transportation budget that doesn't raise...

March 5, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, provides this video statement on the passage of the House supplemental transportation budget, which passed off the House floor today.

Feb. 28, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Alayna Farr, a student from River Ridge High School, recently spent one week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 2nd...

Feb. 28, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses bipartisan work that has gone into the state's transportation budget and the Republicans' Working Family Tax Cut, which receives a hearing Saturday. The 2nd District lawmaker...

Feb. 25, 2020

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olypmia, and ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, talks about the proactive work that went into drafting the proposed supplemental...

Feb. 25, 2020