Washington State House Democrats


Press Releases

Transportation budget protects vulnerable, restarts paused projects

OLYMPIA—The budget proposed by House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) addresses the $453 million shortfall in revenue caused by the passage of Initiative 976. “We are committed to... READ MORE

Putting people first: House Democrats release supplemental budget proposal focused on housing, childcare, healthcare

OLYMPIA – House Democrats rolled out their supplemental operating budget proposal for the 2019-21 biennium today, which makes adjustments to the two-year budget lawmakers approved last year. It focuses on... READ MORE

House construction budget invests $100 million in affordable housing

OLYMPIA—To tackle the state’s crisis in homelessness and affordable housing, House Democrats are proposing a massive $100 million investment focused on getting people off the streets and into permanent housing.... READ MORE

Rep Pettigrew speaking on the House floor in a blue suit
UNCF Seattle honors Rep. Eric Pettigrew as Individual of the Year

Rep. Eric Pettigrew was honored with the Frederick Douglass Patterson Individual of the Year Award by UNCF Seattle at the organization’s 2020 “A Mind Is . . .” gala Saturday... READ MORE

Package of Priority Legislation from Johnson Passes House

OLYMPIA – Since being sworn-in less than six weeks ago, Rep. Jesse Johnson, D-Federal Way, has prioritized legislation to address issues that are impacted by homelessness, the foster care system,... READ MORE