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In his week 7 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses how our caucus is pushing back against policies that would damage our state. Rep. Wilcox says families can't afford the...

Feb. 26, 2021

In his week 6 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the 2021-23 operating budget proposal Rep. Drew Stokesbary unveiled on Tuesday. Wilcox says the budget proves we can fund our...

Feb. 19, 2021

On Tuesday, our leaders in the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It's a plan Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Drew MacEwen, Kelly...

Feb. 19, 2021

In his week 5 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the majority's numerous proposals to raise taxes on Washingtonians. Wilcox says Rep. Stokesbary's upcoming budget proposal will prove we can...

Feb. 12, 2021

Since my last update, the House has passed two COVID relief bills, the Employment Security Department has continued to struggle, and we learned hackers stole the personal data of 1.4 million...

Feb. 5, 2021

In his week 4 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses recent floor action on COVID relief legislation, the failures at the Employment Security Department, and the need for oversight hearings...

Feb. 5, 2021

Rep. Matt Boehnke, a cybersecurity expert, joined today's media availability to discuss the recent security breach involving the Washington State Auditor's Office. Legislators also weighed in on the $2.2 billion COVID-19...

Feb. 2, 2021

The state House approved a COVID-relief bill Monday night, with most Republicans reluctantly voting no, saying it doesn't go far enough to provide real relief to struggling businesses and families. John...

Feb. 2, 2021

As week 3 of the 2021 session comes to a close, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the Democrats' costly low-carbon fuel standard proposal and a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...

Jan. 29, 2021

Concerns over whether public testimony is being heard adequately at virtual committee hearings dominated the weekly media availability with Republican leaders from the House and Senate. Legislators also addressed questions about...

Jan. 26, 2021