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“Everyone deserves a home, yet the dream of home ownership is out of reach for too many families,” says Rep. Jessica Bateman, D-Olympia, who's introducing bipartisan legislation to boost the housing...

Jan. 5, 2023

In this video update, Reps. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, share their thoughts on the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission's (CACC) recommendation to build a new airport in rural Pierce...

Dec. 16, 2022

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