Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in our 9th District telephone town hall last night.  We had nearly 1,200 participants in...

I want to remind you about my upcoming telephone town hall with Rep. Mary Dye tomorrow night, Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 7 p.m.  You can call (509) 724-2970 to listen...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s been a busy week in Olympia.  We just finished up with floor action last week.  We passed 376 bills with 122 of them being sponsored by House...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After spending the last two weeks debating and voting on legislation, we’re now passed the house of origin cutoff.  Any House bill that hasn’t passed the House...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week was filled with long sessions where legislators debated on amendments and legislation on the House floor.  We usually caucus as a group on 20 to...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re past the policy committee cutoff and are now finishing the fiscal committee cutoff.  As a member of the House Appropriations Committee this means committee meetings long...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week was policy committee cutoff.  This is when all bills not pertaining to the budget or transportation must pass their respective policy committee.  We have these...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The education funding debate is starting to heat up.  Both the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats have released their proposals to solve the final McCleary puzzle...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, There were literally hundreds of people in the halls and around the Capitol campus at rallies this week supporting both gun control and Second Amendment rights.  It...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s always great to visit with folks from district.  This week I met with several Realtors from Pullman.  If you’re ever heading to Olympia, please contact my...