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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 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

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

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

In this video update, Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, talks about recent House floor action on House Bill 1267. He speaks about an amendment he offered to this bill to replace the...

March 16, 2021

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, offered an amendment to House Bill 1267 (concerning investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force) and provided the argument why the term equality...

March 3, 2021

I need to bring a bad piece of legislation that is going to be voted on in the Washington State House of Representatives THIS WEEKEND to your attention. Police reform is a...

Feb. 26, 2021

It takes a special kind of person to serve in law enforcement. When most people run from danger, law enforcement officers run toward it. Few professions require someone to put their...

Feb. 24, 2021