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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

“For nearly twelve months, businesses and trade organizations have sacrificed, complied and provided Governor Inslee and his staff with input on how we can safely reopen our economy. And the costs...

Feb. 26, 2021

House and Senate Republican leaders answered several questions today from the media about the need to reopen Washington and the state's public schools from pandemic restrictions. Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, explained...

Feb. 25, 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

Leaders from the Senate and House Republican caucuses joined media to discuss a proposed office of cybersecurity requested by Gov. Jay Inslee after the personal information of 1.4 million state residents...

Feb. 9, 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

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