Rep. Drew MacEwen's Email Updates


Rep. Drew MacEwen provides a legislative email update. Topics include the upcoming special session, Navy Appreciation Day and the House Page Program.

April 20, 2017

As Yogi Berra once famously said, "It's like déjà vu all over again." As they did in the 2015 session, House Democrats have released an operating budget proposal that calls for...

March 30, 2017

It's been a busy month so far, as we've spent much of the past 10 days on the House floor voting on bills — more than 300 in total. Now that...

March 10, 2017

Last Friday marked our first major deadline of the session — policy committee cutoff. This means non-fiscal bills that did not pass out of committee are now considered "dead" for the...

Feb. 23, 2017

In late December, Gov. Inslee released an $8.7 billion tax package to solve the final piece of the McCleary puzzle. Since then, it’s been a waiting game to see when a...

Feb. 3, 2017

The 2017 legislative session is under way, and things are off to a fast start with bills being introduced, committee meetings taking place, and budget discussions being held. I'm excited to...

Jan. 19, 2017

The holidays are upon us, which is a sign that a new legislative session is right around the corner. Since the 2016 session adjourned, I have been working in our district,...

Dec. 14, 2016

It has been about one month since the Legislature adjourned for 2016. I have enjoyed being back in our district and meeting with constituents and community leaders to discuss the issues...

April 25, 2016

The Legislature has finally adjourned for the year after 80 days and yet another special session. More than 30 offers were exchanged between House and Senate negotiators as they worked to...

March 30, 2016

For the seventh time since Jay Inslee became governor, the Legislature is in a special session. When we began the regular session in January, our mission was clear: pass a responsible...

March 11, 2016