Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, joins talk host Ari Hoffman on KVI to discuss the staff shortage aboard Washington State Ferries. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Oct. 15, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the cancellations of Washington State Ferries due to the staff shortage: “It's no secret we...

Oct. 7, 2021

Speaking on KELA Radio's “Let's Talk About It” program with host Peter Abbarno, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, says new low carbon fuel standard legislation, along with climate change policies, and a...

Sept. 9, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma, on TVW's The Impact to talk everything transportation including the 2021-23 transportation budget, environmental bills (low-carbon fuel standard and cap-and-invest), and the...

May 13, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides his remarks to Amendment 569 and final passage of Senate Bill 5235 which seeks to increase housing unit inventory by removing arbitrary limits on housing options.

May 4, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides a recap of the top issues of the 2021 legislative session, including legislation he sponsored.

April 28, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, provides a recap of the process to put together the $11.8 billion 2021-23 transportation budget....

April 28, 2021

The Washington State House of Representatives voted Saturday to approve the final 2021-23 transportation budget proposal, 90-6. The $11.8 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state, including maintenance and...

April 24, 2021

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, talks about the homestretch of the 2021 virtual legislative session; recent opposite house policy cutoff; his work on the transportation...

April 13, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides remarks on his amendment (513) to provide $15 million in grant funding to local governments to address the safety and public health risks associated with homeless...

April 8, 2021