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In the 2021 remote legislative session, Washington state legislators saw many bills include new language updating policies that promote the pursuit of racial equity. One example this year was House Bill...

May 7, 2021

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

One of our main concerns, as we head into the final stretch of session, is the lack of action to rein in the governor's emergency powers and restore decision-making authority to...

April 22, 2021

In this legislative video update, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, talks about the need for balance regarding parental rights, drive-by lawsuits (House Bill 1574), and what is the role of government?

April 19, 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

We are rounding the corner of the last month of the 2021 legislative session. We are finishing up the last of our committee work for the session. We will then head...

March 31, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, asks everyone to get involved in the legislative process and voice the concerns against Senate Bill 5038. This is an unconstitutional gun bill...

March 30, 2021

A comprehensive package of legislation was introduced Monday by House Republicans to address repercussions and concerns of a Washington Supreme Court ruling (State v. Blake) on Feb. 25 that deemed the...

March 23, 2021

Together with my seatmates, Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Matt Boehnke, we will be hosting a live virtual town hall on Saturday, March 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. We have many important...

March 18, 2021