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Rep. Van Werven and House Republicans fight to preserve union, family-wage jobs in Washington state during debate on Senate Bill 5579.

April 16, 2019

We are more than one-third of the way through the 2019 legislative session. Two important deadlines are rapidly approaching: the House policy committee cutoff (Feb. 22); and the House fiscal committee...

Feb. 22, 2019

It was a short session, but it was a whirlwind. It started by passing a Hirst fix and a capital budget in the second week. There were many late nights and...

March 13, 2018

We are over halfway through the 60-day legislative session. We have reached the point where most of the bills are dead or no longer under consideration. There are a lot of...

Feb. 12, 2018

Op-ed by Rep. Luanne Van Werven: Whatcom County Values in Olympia

April 18, 2016

42nd District issue a statement in response to the announcement from Alcoa, Inc., that it will idle aluminum smelters in Wenatchee and Ferndale.

Nov. 3, 2015