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In my last email update, I discussed the House Republican case for emergency powers reform. All session long, we attempted to convince the majority that the Legislature should have more involvement...

May 24, 2021

The 2021 legislative session concluded on Sunday. There were several bipartisan successes that will greatly benefit Washingtonians and communities across our state, and there were a few outcomes in which our...

April 27, 2021

On Saturday, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2021-23 capital budget. The $6.3 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state, making significant investments in water, sewer, and broadband...

April 26, 2021

Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen designed to strengthen the commercial fishing industry's licensing system. In 2017, the Legislature created the crewmember license...

April 20, 2021

During floor action on Friday, I made a motion to pass a resolution that would have waived previously established cutoff dates and allowed my emergency powers reform bill to be considered...

April 19, 2021

With less than a week remaining of the 2021 legislative session, it is becoming apparent the governor's emergency powers will likely remain intact and unchanged. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans...

April 18, 2021

During floor action on Friday, April 16, Rep. Drew MacEwen made a motion to place House Concurrent Resolution 4402 on the Second Reading Calendar. The new resolution would have waived previously...

April 16, 2021

As we near the end of session, which is scheduled to adjourn April 25, I have been intently focused on the issue of emergency powers reform. For more than a year...

April 16, 2021

Washington House Republicans are pushing for a vote on an emergency powers reform bill they believe is critical to pass prior to the end of the legislative session. On Friday afternoon,...

April 15, 2021

A bill sponsored by Rep. Drew MacEwen to help businesses in the hospitality industry mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee....

April 14, 2021