Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


This week the House passed its version of the next two-year transportation budget.  This $8.56 billion budget includes money for: Retention and recruitment of highly qualified state troopers. Maintenance and repairs to roads...

April 14, 2017

The House released its capital budget proposal for the 2017-19 biennium this week.  The capital budget is often called the “bricks and mortar” budget as it includes building, construction and infrastructure...

April 7, 2017

Last week we talked about the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal.  This week, House Democrats released their operating budget plan for the next two years.  While both proposals spend nearly...

April 1, 2017

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 total with over 400...

March 24, 2017

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...

March 22, 2017

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 Republicans.  We're now in committees...

March 17, 2017

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 (other than those necessary...

March 10, 2017

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 30 bills, discussing proposed...

March 3, 2017

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 into the night working...

Feb. 24, 2017

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 cutoff dates to help...

Feb. 17, 2017