Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, explains the first major deadlines of the 2020 session – policy and fiscal cutoffs. He also talks about the bad...

Feb. 11, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, has taken the lead on three important housing policies that address the need for supply in Washington state. His policies are good, common-sense solutions that help bridge...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, recaps the debate on the Democrats’ proposal to impose a low-carbon fuel standard mandate on Washingtonians. The bill passed 52-44.  “There is no doubt that this low-carbon...

Jan. 29, 2020

New, expensive program could raise the cost of gas by 57 cents for Washingtonians House Democrats passed controversial legislation today that would create a low-carbon fuel standard mandate in Washington state....

Jan. 29, 2020

As ranking Republican of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses how the people’s call for $30 car tabs can be upheld by the Legislature. Additionally, Barkis examines the...

Jan. 29, 2020

As published in The Spokesman-Review Washingtonians sent a strong message last November when they approved $30 car tabs through the initiative process. Despite nearly 53% of the vote statewide, a coalition...

Jan. 28, 2020

Sixteen-year-old Nellmarie Rothwell, a student from Capital High School, recently spent a week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 2nd District...

Jan. 24, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discusses several hot topics issues facing the Legislature as the 2020 session heads into week 2: transportation, housing, and the power of public involvement. Tune in to...

Jan. 21, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins host Austin Jenkins from TVW’s Inside Olympia, alongside House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jake Fey, to discuss the impacts of I-976 and how to implement $30...

Jan. 17, 2020

Barkis: “We have put solutions on the table that would respect the will of the voters and meet future transportation needs.” Washington House Republicans have unveiled a plan that would implement...

Jan. 15, 2020