Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We've officially reached the halfway point of the 60-day session. Two of the Legislature's self-imposed deadlines—fiscal cutoff and policy cutoff—have come and gone. That means hundreds of bills are now considered “dead” for the year. The exceptions to that rule are bills necessary to implement the budget—which are always in play.
For the next several days, legislators will be debating and voting on bills in both the House and Senate chambers. Please know that I am committed to fighting for the values of our region. When I vote on these bills, it will be with you, your family and our district in mind. Stay tuned. In future email updates, I'll be sharing information on bills approved over the next few days.
Latino Legislative Day
Leaders from across that state recently took part in Latino Legislative Day—an annual event in Olympia. Thousands of Latinos came to the state Capitol to talk about issues impacting their communities. There's no doubt that our state is facing many challenges. As a lifelong conservative, I'm committed to finding solutions. I was glad to meet with several of the attendees to talk about economic development, education, health care, farmworkers, public safety and many other issues.
Watch my recent legislative video about this event below:
Legislative Survey Results
I'd like to thank everyone who took part in recent my legislative survey. The results have already helped me understand your priorities. As I've said many times, to do my job well in Olympia requires that I hear from you. With that said, if there's something I missed or more you'd like to say to me about the questions below, feel free to contact me anytime.
Stay in touch!
As always, your feedback on public policy and bills being considered in Olympia is important to me. Contact me anytime with your comments or concerns about state-government related issues. Better yet, if you are planning a visit to the state Capitol during session, come by and see me. I'm always glad to meet with you!