Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It's hard to believe just three weeks remain in this year's 60-day legislative session. House of origin cutoff was on Tuesday, meaning that all bills that did not advance out of the chamber in which they were introduced are now considered “dead” for the year. The exception are bills deemed NTIB, or necessary to implement the budget. I talked about this critical session deadline and more in a video update I recorded yesterday morning. Take a look:
Whether in committee or on the floor, House Republicans will continue fighting for you and your family in these final three weeks of session. We want to make progress in making daily life more affordable, especially in light of rising inflation and the highest gas prices we've seen since 2012. We want to make our communities safer and enable our law enforcement officers to do their jobs effectively. We want to see a more accountable government that is results-oriented and serves you well. And finally, we want to empower parents to help their children succeed in school and in life. We can make all of this a reality. We just need the majority to work with us. We'll keep inviting them to do so until the final gavel comes down on March 10.
Please continue reaching out to me with your comments, questions and concerns. My email address is Drew.MacEwen@leg.wa.gov, and my phone number is (360) 786-7902. I also encourage you to sign up for text alerts from our caucus, which will help keep you updated on major developments this session.
It is an honor to serve you.