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Gregerson to vice chair House Appropriations Committee

On December 10, the House Democratic Caucus announced the committee structure for the 2021 Legislative Session. Representative Mia Gregerson, D-SeaTac, was appointed vice-chair of the Appropriations Committee. In this new... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Slatter to chair College and Workforce Development in 2021

OLYMPIA—Last week, the Washington State House Democratic Caucus voted to confirm committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 session. Representative Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, was elected chair of the College and Workforce... READ MORE

Ryu named chair of new Community and Economic Development Committee

SHORELINE—Majority Democrats in the Washington House of Representatives voted yesterday during a virtual meeting to finalize committee makeup and elect committee chairs for the 2021-22 biennium. To better focus their... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Ramos to vice chair Transportation and serve on Public Safety in 2021

OLYMPIA—Yesterday, the House Democratic Caucus announced committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 session, including a new position as 2nd vice chair of the Transportation Committee for Representative Bill Ramos, D-Issaquah.... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Wylie returns to Commerce and Gaming in 2021

OLYMPIA—Earlier today, the members of the Washington State House Democratic Caucus voted to confirm committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session. There’s one change in Rep. Sharon Wylie’s committee lineup.... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Recently elected Majority Caucus Chair takes on labor issues

OLYMPIA—Last month, the House Democratic Caucus elected Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self as their new chair and, today, the Caucus approved committee assignments, including a significant change in her lineup. Ortiz-Self, who... READ MORE

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House, Senate leaders announce their appointees for Redistricting Commission

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-Spokane) and Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) on Thursday announced their choices to represent their respective caucuses as Commissioners on the Washington State... READ MORE

Lekanoff, Shewmake, and Lovelett announce the Washington STRONG Recovery Bond Program

OLYMPIA – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington lawmakers are taking action to stimulate local economies and protect those hit hardest. The Washington STRONG Act, developed by Rep.... READ MORE

Media Advisory: Policing Policy Leadership Team Joins House Public Safety Committee for Legislative Preview of Police Reforms

WHO: The Policing Policy Leadership Team, composed of House Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Roger Goodman; Black Member Caucus members Reps. Debra Entenman, Jesse Johnson, and John Lovick; and Members... READ MORE

Statement from House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby on Community and Small Business Economic Supports Announced by Governor Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA – House Appropriations Chair Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-Spokane) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Inslee’s community and small business economic supports announcement: “Thank you, Governor, for sending... READ MORE