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House and Senate Republican leaders met with members of the Capitol press to review the 2021 legislative session, which adjourned Sunday. Legislators said they were disappointed by the partisan manner in...

April 26, 2021

In his week 13 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public safety legislation and the 2021-23 operating budget. Wilcox says “there's no excuse” for tax increases this session.

April 9, 2021

House and Senate Republicans discussed a bipartisan effort to increase legislative involvement in gubernatorial emergency powers and answered reporters' questions about police reform legislation making its way through both chambers of...

April 7, 2021

In his week 11 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox highlights the bills our members have introduced to address the state Supreme Court's drug possession ruling. He also discusses the importance...

March 26, 2021

Things are moving very quickly both inside and outside the Legislature as we head into the final 30 days of session. Before I get to policy matters, however, I first want...

March 26, 2021

House Republicans shared details about their package of legislation addressing a recent state Supreme Court decision legalizing the possession of drugs at a virtual press availability for House and Senate Republicans....

March 23, 2021

In his week 9 recap, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses public safety, gun control, and taxes. He also provides his thoughts on Gov. Inslee moving our state to Phase 3...

March 12, 2021

House and Senate Republicans review the recent conclusion of floor action in both chambers and discuss their plan to reopen the state and public schools from pandemic restrictions. Legislators answer questions...

March 10, 2021

House and Senate Republican leaders announce a plan to reopen Washington state from COVID-19 pandemic restrictions by moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3, which includes reopening schools and allowing businesses...

March 4, 2021

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