News

  • Putting People First | May 12, 2018

    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 from Eileen and Joe | March 31, 2017

    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

  • Returning to Olympia | January 21, 2016

    Returning to Olympia and MLK Day at the Capitol We’re back in Olympia for a short session, scheduled to last until March 10 this year. With only 60 days this… READ MORE

  • The Cost of a College Degree | February 26, 2015

    You may have heard stories from your grandparents about how they used to walk 15 miles in the snow—uphill both ways—to get to school. (Eileen remembers these long treks herself!)… READ MORE

  • Funding our kids first | February 25, 2015

    Why we must fund KIDS first   Last week we told you about a little boy named Theo who will grow up in a world shaped by climate change. This… READ MORE

  • How much will your next ER visit cost | February 10, 2015

    Are you confident you’re paying a fair price for your health care?Probably not. Think about the last time you went to the emergency room. What was going through your head?… READ MORE

  • Joe Fitzgibbon – Talking Transit | June 30, 2014

    What would the 34th district look like if bus service suddenly vanished? Take a minute to imagine what changes our community would undergo. Seniors would no longer be able to… READ MORE

  • Greetings from the 34th District | March 20, 2014

    That’s right, the legislative session has ended on time and we’re thrilled to get back to our “normal” lives in the 34th District. While we’ll continue to meet with you… READ MORE

  • Prioritizing mental health | February 20, 2014

    We are devoting this week’s newsletter to one of Eileen’s priority bills for the 2014 session. House Bill 2725 will make it easier for individuals with severe mental illness to… READ MORE

  • Weekly E-Newsletter | February 13, 2014

    Greetings from Olympia!   We hope you enjoyed the winter blitz that hit Seattle this weekend. We’re happy to report we made it back to Olympia on Monday ready to… READ MORE

  • Weekly E-Newsletter | February 7, 2014

    Hello from Olympia!   What an exciting week it’s been for Washingtonians! Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and the 12th Man on an impressive Super Bowl victory! On Wednesday, we… READ MORE

  • The 2014 Legislative Session Begins | January 14, 2014

    We’re happy to be back in Olympia for the start of another session, though we’re going to miss our afternoons of meeting at C&P Coffee and the Burien Press. This is… READ MORE

  • The Transportation Budget | April 28, 2013

    In a previous legislative update, I talked about many of the challenges that the Legislature faces when it comes to having and maintaining a robust transportation system that meets the… READ MORE

  • Legislative Update: Increasing voter access | February 18, 2013

    The Right to Vote Across the country, legislatures are trying to make it harder for everyday folks to cast ballots. These scoundrels can’t enact their anti-middle class legislation when everyone… READ MORE

  • My goals for the upcoming session | December 3, 2012

    Thank you for the opportunity to represent you for another two-year term in Olympia. The Legislature will face many challenges when it convenes on January 14, 2013. One of our… READ MORE

  • House Democrats round out leadership team | November 29, 2012

    The House Democratic Caucus elected the remaining members of their leadership team today. Adding to the positions previously elected are: – Jim Moeller (Vancouver): Speaker pro tem-designate – Tina Orwall… READ MORE

  • Rep. Fitzgibbon to Introduce Bag Ban | January 12, 2012

      Jan. 12, 2012, Olympia – Representative Joe Fitzgibbon (D-34) held a press conference earlier today to announce legislation aimed at protecting Puget Sound wildlife and the environment from harmful… READ MORE