Rep. Alex Ybarra announces House committee assignments for 2021 session

Washington House Republicans recently announced their ranking member and House committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, has been appointed as the lead Republican on the House Education Committee, which considers issues relating to K-12 education.

“It’s an honor to have been appointed as the ranking member to this critical committee,” said Ybarra. “Coronavirus has robbed our students of months of the quality education they deserve. In these challenging times, I look forward to working with my colleagues, educators, and others to take on the challenges we’re facing because of the outbreak. We can, and must, educate Washington state students to the best of our ability.”

Besides his role on the Education Committee, Ybarra will serve on the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee, which considers a wide variety of legal issues, including constitutional law; privacy rights; anti-discrimination measures; commercial law; torts; probate; guardianships; civil commitment; forensic mental health; firearms; eminent domain; and other legal matters.

“This assignment brings me front and center in defending our state’s constitution and those rights that belong to every Washingtonian,” said Ybarra. “We are a land and people of liberty and freedom, and that should be nurtured and protected. I’m glad to join my colleagues on this committee to examine matters related to the law and civil rights.”

And finally, Ybarra will also serve as a member of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, which considers a wide variety of issues related to the provision of physical and behavioral health care services.

“The coronavirus outbreak has put the spotlight on this committee. The work we do in the next few months takes on even greater meaning as we consider the state’s public health programs, long-term care facilities, pharmacies and other health-related facilities,” said Ybarra.

The 2021 legislative session is scheduled to begin on Jan. 11 and convene for 105 days.


Washington State House Republican Communications