Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion.  Over objections from Republicans...

Feb. 24, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the republican budget proposal, not raising taxes, and the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

Feb. 18, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the costs of removing the Snake river dams, how their removal does not ensure positive change, and why it is crucial to southeastern Washington. Wash. House...

Feb. 11, 2021

As the ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, I'm working hard to make health care more affordable and accessible to our citizens.  Anyone who has worked in...

Feb. 3, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins KONA Radio and expresses his concern about a proposal to replace county health departments with regional health boards in Washington state. Schmick also talks about legislation...

Feb. 2, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, explains why he reluctantly voted for Senate Bill 5061, which protected Washington businesses from $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance rate increases over the next four years. Schmick...

Feb. 1, 2021

Legislation proposing regionalization of local health departments is of great concern to Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, the ranking Republican on the House Health Care & Wellness Committee. Schmick explains his opposition to...

Jan. 26, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins John Sattgast on Capitol Report to discuss the first bill passed by the majority party and the changes that come with the remote session. Wash. House...

Jan. 18, 2021

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that 10 Washington counties may be allowed to partially reopen amid his stay-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th Legislative District team of...

May 6, 2020

April 28, 2020