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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

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

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

At the Republican media availability on February 2, Jeff Pohjola of KOMO News asks state lawmakers for their reaction to Suzi LeVine being appointed to the Biden administration. House Republican Leader...

Feb. 3, 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

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox previews tonight's floor debate on the Democrats' COVID-19 relief package for the state. Wilcox says House Bill 1368 does too little to help Washington families and...

Feb. 1, 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