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Our work for another legislative session concluded on April 25. Let me tell you, it was one of the most intense, and hardest fought, sessions in recent history. I want to...

May 6, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, provides a brief wrap-up to the 2021 legislative session. He discusses the 2021-23 operating budget and why he voted 'no' on the final...

May 4, 2021

We have rounded the final corner of the 2021 legislative session, which means it is budget time. Over the weekend, we debated and voted on the three main state budgets –...

April 6, 2021

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, talks about his legislation, House Bill 1562, which allows local governments to prohibit possession of drugs after the Washington Supreme Court struck down the state's drug possession...

March 23, 2021

One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it. For the past year, we've managed “Stay Home Stay Safe” orders when our state was completely shut down....

March 4, 2021

In this quick video update, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, explains how House Republicans were able to put together a well-thought out and fiscally conservative 2021-23 operating budget proposal framework. He talks...

Feb. 23, 2021

I wanted to take this opportunity to check-in with everyone as we continue to maneuver through these challenging times. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well....

Feb. 2, 2021

I am heading into an election-year cycle which means my legislative communications will be put under what's known as an election-year freeze beginning Monday, May 11. This freeze on my communications...

May 9, 2020

A review of the 2020 legislative session including success in updating the state's DUI laws, a supplemental operating budget update, the legislative scorecard on good and bad legislation of 2020, and...

May 7, 2020

I wanted to take this opportunity to check-in with everyone as we continue to maneuver through these challenging times. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well....

May 5, 2020