Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses house of origin cutoff, including good housing policy (House Bill 1245 on lot splitting); bad housing policy (House Bill...

March 20, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of his short line railroad infrastructure bill – House Bill 1371. His bill would create various business and occupation, retail...

March 16, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, proposed an amendment to House Bill 1240, a bill seeking to ban assault-style firearms. His amendment would have changed inaccurate and troubling language...

March 8, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in opposition of House Bill 1143 concerning the requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms. He says this bill goes too...

March 7, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of House Bill 1110 on middle housing. This is bill is bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the lack of housing...

March 7, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of legislation he co-sponsored, House Bill 1337. This bill would expand housing options by easing barriers to the construction and...

March 6, 2023

After House Bill 1074 was passed out of the state House of Representatives, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, stepped off the House floor to provide his thoughts on this bad landlord-tenant bill....

March 2, 2023

During House floor debate, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, speaks in support of his sponsored legislation, House Bill 1245. This bill will increase housing options in Washington state through lot splitting.

March 2, 2023

Washington state produces the fewest housing units per household of any state in the country, partially due to unnecessary regulatory burdens, restrictive zoning laws, and an antiquated Growth Management Act. A...

March 1, 2023

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joined Fox 13's The Spotlight to discuss the dangerous Ship Canal Bridge homeless encampment in Seattle. This encampment resides on a WSDOT right of way. As the...

March 1, 2023