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Washington House Republicans are pushing for a vote on an emergency powers reform bill they believe is critical to pass prior to the end of the legislative session. On Friday afternoon,...

April 15, 2021

Legislative Republican leaders released the following statement after learning that three counties will be forced to move backward to Phase 2 in the governor's reopening plan. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and...

April 12, 2021

Republican legislative leaders released the following remarks in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's order that the recently revised three-foot social-distancing guideline from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would be made...

March 25, 2021

The state Legislature's top Republican leaders today said a gubernatorial endorsement of 3-foot spacing for classrooms would help Washington schools comply with Gov. Jay Inslee's March 15 emergency proclamation calling for...

March 18, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement regarding Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement of an emergency proclamation relating to K-12 education: “While I wish the governor had done this earlier...

March 12, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement on Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery plan. “The governor revealed Phase...

March 11, 2021

In response to sharply declining COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization rates statewide, legislative Republicans today announced a simple, practical and consistent plan to get all communities in Washington fully open for...

March 4, 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 Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement in response to the  Washington Supreme Court ruling on February 25 that strikes down the state's felony drug possession law. “House Republicans...

Feb. 26, 2021

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox released the following statement on the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 today: “My ten years in the Legislature have taught me the importance of the...

Jan. 15, 2021