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Second District Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Andrew Barkis will host a virtual town hall meeting this Thursday, March 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. During the 90-minute event, the lawmakers will provide a...

March 14, 2022

Sen. Curtis King, ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee, and Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, issued this statement regarding the Legislature's agreement on the 2022...

March 10, 2022

Late Tuesday night, on a near party-line vote, Democrats in the state House of Representatives passed their 16-year, $16.8 billion Move Ahead Washington transportation package. Senate Bill 5974 is the revenue...

March 2, 2022

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, Senate Republican Leader John Braun, Rep. Andrew Barkis, and Sen. Curtis King sent the following letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins,...

Feb. 22, 2022

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Democrats' Move Ahead Washington transportation plan: “Life has become unaffordable for many individuals, families,...

Feb. 8, 2022

House Republican transportation lead Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, has sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee and WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar urging them to take action and restore the ability to...

Jan. 14, 2022

Rep. Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, said today he will champion the Reprioritizing Existing Appropriations for Longevity (REAL) Act at the start of the 2022 legislative session....

Nov. 17, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the state employees terminated on Monday. Oct. 18 because of Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 vaccine...

Oct. 20, 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

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