Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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

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 piece: the state's overreliance...

Feb. 10, 2017

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 was our Democracy in...

Feb. 3, 2017

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 office so we can...

Jan. 27, 2017

We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week in the Legislature.  This involves various floor speeches honoring a man whose legacy of hope extends through the generations.  To watch those...

Jan. 20, 2017

The 2017 legislative session has begun.  The governor gave his state of the state speech, which you can watch here.  And Rep. Gina McCabe gave the Republican response, which you can...

Jan. 13, 2017