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As the Republican leaders of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (RDAN) we are directly involved in addressing legislation related to agricultural production and lands, water rights and...

Sept. 23, 2021

Our constituents are asking: “Does our Washington governor and state superintendent have the authority to impose the latest 'mandates' regarding forced vaccinations and wearing of masks by children?” As their elected...

Aug. 18, 2021

Governor Inslee's regional reopening plan announced Jan. 5 leaves much to be desired. It is not fair or equitable. But his announcement to allow two regions on the west side of...

Feb. 11, 2021

On Feb. 29, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. With this being an unknown and highly contagious virus, most folks agreed with his precautionary...

Dec. 10, 2020

In June, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle about wildfire and its impacts on communities. Until the last few years,...

Aug. 14, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was reversing course on its proposal to close or privatize 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers operated by the U.S. Forest...

July 1, 2019