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House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issued the following statement Friday: “There are still more questions than answers after Governor Inslee's announcement that he is extending his stay-home order to May...

May 1, 2020

Wilcox: “We are looking forward to working with the governor and majority party to produce the best possible results for both our public health and our economic crisis.” Republicans in the...

April 17, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane), Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma), Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox (R-Yelm) released the following statement in...

March 23, 2020

Barkis: “We have put solutions on the table that would respect the will of the voters and meet future transportation needs.” Washington House Republicans have unveiled a plan that would implement...

Jan. 15, 2020

“House Republican Leadership has suspended Representative Matt Shea from the caucus and removed him from his ranking position on the House Environment and Energy Committee. He will also be removed from...

Dec. 19, 2019

Background: The Legislature passed the state's two-year transportation budget, House Bill 1160, near the end of the 2019 legislative session. Six single-sentence provisions relating to public transportation grants were stricken by...

Aug. 29, 2019

Following the election of Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, as Speaker-designate of the House Wednesday, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issued the following statement: “On behalf of the House Republican Caucus,...

July 31, 2019

Second District lawmakers Sen. Randi Becker, Rep. J.T. Wilcox, and Rep. Andrew Barkis will host a town meeting on Saturday, March 23, at the Yelm Community Center. During the two-hour meeting,...

March 16, 2019

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issues the following statement regarding House Speaker Frank Chopp's, D-Seattle, announcement that he would step down as speaker next spring: “Speaker Frank Chopp has made...

Nov. 27, 2018

Rep. J.T. Wilcox has been re-elected by his legislative colleagues as leader of the Washington State House Republicans. Wilcox was chosen for his leadership post during the group's reorganizational meeting today....

Nov. 26, 2018