Weekly Roundup

My office receives tens of thousands of constituent contacts during the legislative session. While we read all of your emails, responding to each one individually in a timely manner can be a challenge. Therefore, my office is exploring new ways to stay in touch with constituents.

We’ll be using email, Facebook, and this website to share videos on issues I’m hearing about from people back home so you know where I stand on issues that are important to you.

Coming Soon…

Worker protections, high school graduation requirements, and an update on the simple majority school bonds bill.

 


Saving our beloved Orcas!

February 25, 2019
Lawmakers are working on several bills to protect our beloved orca whales. Here’s a quick video on the latest Orca Emergency Response legislation we’re working on this session.

Affordable housing and homelessness

February 22, 2019
The housing crisis is one of my top priorities this session. My colleagues and I are working on several bills to address affordable housing and homelessness this session.


Surprise medical billing

February 15, 2019
This bill would remove patients from the middle of billing disputes between in-network and out-of-network providers and as a strong patient protection bill.

 


Childhood vaccines

February 8, 2019
We had a public hearing on HB 1638 in committee. As a co-sponsor of the bill, I’m working closely with Rep. Harris to make sure we can pass a bill that tightens up the state’s vaccination exemptions in an effort to keep our communities healthy and safe.


Gun safety legislation

February 5, 2019
Gun violence is a public health crisis. Washington residents expect lawmakers to act. There are several bills moving through the Legislature this year including an assault weapons ban, restrictions on high-capacity magazines, and bans on untraceable and undetectable guns (3D guns).


Raising the tobacco sale age to 21

February 4, 2019
95% of addicted smokers start before the age of 21. I support Rep. Harris’s bill to increase the legal tobacco age to 21.


Climate change

January 27, 2019
I support Governor Inslee’s Clean Energy package.


More work to do on education funding

January 27, 2019
McCleary has been resolved according to the court but we do know that there are some areas that will be the next stage of discussion for funding for schools.