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On Monday, pro-Palestinian protesters spent three hours blocking the expressway to Sea-Tac Airport as part of a nationwide demonstration. Rep. Andrew Barkis issued the following statement Tuesday: “When I introduced House...

April 16, 2024

Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis aimed at tackling the rampant spread of graffiti vandalism across Washington state. House Bill 1989 will establish...

March 20, 2024

On Thursday, the Washington State Legislature unanimously approved the 2024 supplemental transportation budget, which will provide an additional $1.1 billion on top of the $13.5 billion the 2023-25 transportation budget allocated...

March 7, 2024

State Representative Andrew Barkis, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, issued the following statement today following House approval of the supplemental transportation budget, which seeks to address critical gaps and...

Feb. 24, 2024

House Republican transportation leads Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, and Spencer Hutchins, R-Gig Harbor, have introduced bipartisan legislation calling on Governor Jay Inslee to declare a ferry procurement emergency and use his gubernatorial...

Feb. 14, 2024

With a 96-1 vote on Saturday, the state House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis that would create a pilot program to test new technologies and techniques aimed at...

Feb. 12, 2024

With a 97-0 vote today, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis that seeks to hold graffiti taggers accountable and curb vandalism throughout the...

Feb. 6, 2024

In an effort to bring a permanent end to highway blockades that endanger lives, cripple commutes, and undermine law and order, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis today introduced legislation that would...

Jan. 11, 2024

In the face of a housing shortage that has only grown worse over time, the state House today voted 94-4 to approve a bill sponsored by Rep. Andrew Barkis that would...

Jan. 8, 2024

Recognizing the significant concerns posed by graffiti vandalism in communities across Washington state, Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, has introduced legislation to combat the problem head-on. House Bill 1989, which was prefiled...

Dec. 29, 2023