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Putting People First

What we accomplished in 2018 It’s been a very busy year. With new leadership in the Senate, Democrats put people first with an ambitious agenda that focused on voting rights,... READ MORE

Legislative update on environmental work, protecting social progress

Safeguarding community health & natural resources In the short 60-day session, legislators passed some longstanding environmental priorities that had stalled in previous years. As chair of the House Environment Committee, Joe... READ MORE

Legislative update: SB 6617 veto, reducing gun violence, voter registration and more

We heard you on legislative transparency Since our vote earlier this week in favor of SB 6617, our inboxes and voicemails have been flooded with messages from constituents deeply disappointed in... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 34th District representatives holding telephone town hall tomorrow

Who: The state representatives from the 34th Legislative District, Rep. Eileen Cody and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon What: Telephone town hall meeting When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Where: Calls... READ MORE

House passes Fitzgibbon climate bill updating emissions reduction targets

A bill amending the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets to align with the latest climate science cleared the House this afternoon, just ahead of the Legislature’s House of Origin cutoff... READ MORE

Legislative update: Homelessness, net neutrality, opioids, and more

Telephone Town Hall on February 20 We’re excited to announce we’ll be holding a telephone town hall next week! Please join us for a telephone town hall Tuesday, February 20,... READ MORE

Update from Joe and Eileen: Health coverage access, low carbon fuel standard, and more

Addressing health insurance costs & opioid use disorder Since Republicans in the OTHER Washington aren’t letting up on trying to take away health care for millions of Americans, we’re looking... READ MORE

Statement from Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), Chair of the House Environment Committee, on Governor Inslee’s carbon tax proposal

“The public is ready for meaningful action on addressing carbon pollution. The Legislature has been working on this issue for many years, but every year our state doesn’t act is... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on bill to establish a Clean Fuels Program in Washington state (HB 2338)

Who: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, Chair of the House Environment committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 2338, which would establish a Clean Fuels Program, also known as a low... READ MORE

Update on Gun Safety and Atlantic Salmon in 2018

Approaches to Gun Safety in the Legislature Like many of you, we are horrified by recent mass shootings around the country that have claimed so many innocent lives. Whether in... READ MORE

Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment Committee, on settlement of PSE rate case

“I congratulate Puget Sound Energy, the Sierra Club, and the other signatories to today’s multiparty settlement for taking a big step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. This... READ MORE

Major construction projects in jeopardy

New schools and over 70k jobs at risk Although the Operating budget has passed, we remain in session because our work is not yet over. Over a billion dollars in... READ MORE

Our thoughts on the state budget compromise

A budget is a reflection of shared values: Do we support those who are struggling, or do we tell them to fend for themselves? Do we recognize that we all... READ MORE

Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment committee, on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“The Paris Agreement was an unprecedented coming together of nearly every nation in the world to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through nationally-determined targets. It represents rare unanimity among... READ MORE

Legislative update on special session from Joe and Eileen

Operating budget negotiations slowed by Republican refusal to negotiate The regular legislative session has come and gone, and we are now two and a half weeks into a special session... READ MORE

Legislative update from Joe and Eileen

Heading into Special Session It has become clear that the legislature will need to go into overtime in order to get our work done this year. While making decisions about... READ MORE

Legislative Update from Eileen and Joe

House Budget fully funds education and social services This week, the House Democrats released our budget for the 2017-2019 biennium, putting Washington families first. People across the state have asked... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on Clean Energy Transition Act/HB 1646

Who: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, Chair of the House Environment Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 1646 – the Clean Energy Transition Act When: Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 34th District legislators to hold telephone town hall

Who: 34th Legislative District Delegation: State Representative Eileen Cody, State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, and State Senator Sharon Nelson. What: Telephone town hall meeting. When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday,... READ MORE

House Democrats pass education funding plan — What’s next?

As week seven of session ends, we want to update you all on the important work done to ensure we fully-fund education for our kids. The House of Representatives voted... READ MORE

A quick update from your reps in the 34th as the 2017 session goes into full swing

Education Funding As we continue to work towards fully funding education, the House passed legislation that delays the “levy cliff” which you may have heard about in the news. The... READ MORE

Fitzgibbon bill targets carbon pollution, invests in clean energy economy

OLYMPIA – A proposal aimed at reducing carbon pollution while investing in Washington’s clean energy future has been introduced by state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D – Burien). HB 1646 addresses... READ MORE

Legislative update from Joe Fitzgibbon and Eileen Cody

A quick update from your reps in the 34th as the 2017 Session goes into full swing What’s Joe been up to since last session? I spent much of the... READ MORE

What kind of Washington do we want to live in?

The Washington State Constitution tells us that funding K-12 education is the state’s “paramount duty.” And more than just a legal obligation to fund public schools, we have a moral... READ MORE