Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Democrats' proposed supplemental transportation budget: “Unlike the proposed supplemental operating budget, our budget cabinet...

Feb. 25, 2020

Two monumental housing policies that seek to get Washington state building again passed the state House of Representatives this week. Both bills were authored by Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia. “From the...

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on a King County Judge's I-976 ruling: “While the ruling was a win for proponents of I-976,...

Feb. 13, 2020

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