Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


(As published in the Eastern Washingtonian, Feb. 2019) Efforts in Olympia to eliminate the death penalty are shortsighted and do an extreme disservice to violent crime victims, their families and the...

Feb. 27, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discuss HB 1087, a bill that creates a long-term care fund for Washington.

Feb. 22, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, explains his concerns with Gov. Inslee's “public option” health care plan.

Feb. 21, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss the snowy weather that hit Olympia, and a restrictive scheduling bill that would make business harder for both employers and employees.

Feb. 14, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up...

Feb. 13, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses legislation that would harm independent contractors and legislation that would harm gun owners.

Feb. 7, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the impacts that the booth bill would have on hair stylists.

Jan. 31, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss mental health and the Governor's public option healthcare plan.

Jan. 28, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 14. We are honored to serve you and bring a strong voice of our 9th District citizens to the state Capitol. This year's 105-day...

Jan. 24, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Ed Dawson, Robb Francis and former Rep. Larry Haler on KONA and evaluates Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget, discusses Inslee's proposed “public option” health care initiative...

Jan. 14, 2019