Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


On December 31, 2020, a group of House Republicans sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting a renewed dialogue and approach to the homelessness crisis in Washington state. The group...

Dec. 31, 2020

A new state transportation budget proposed late last week by Governor Jay Inslee would delay more than a billion dollars in road, bridge and highway projects negotiated in 2015, while increasing...

Dec. 20, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed 2021-23 transportation budget: “We continue to face uncertain financial times under...

Dec. 19, 2020

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, discusses: his role on the committee; the biggest challenges facing our transportation system; the state of our current infrastructure and projects;...

Dec. 14, 2020

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