Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


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

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the comprehensive sex education bill recently passed by the House that encountered strong parental and Republican opposition. The 9th District lawmaker also addresses recent coronavirus...

March 6, 2020

New legislation was introduced Monday morning in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. House health care leads Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle, want...

March 3, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, shares his response to the majority party's supplemental operating budget proposal.

Feb. 28, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses gun control, specifically a measure that was recently introduced and would place limits on high capacity magazines. Additionally, Schmick talks about affordable housing and the controversial...

Feb. 21, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks with Glenn Vaagan of the Washington Ag Network about the potential impact of removing four Snake River dams, as recently suggested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown....

Feb. 19, 2020

Reps. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, are inviting 9th District constituents to join them for a telephone town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6 – 7 p.m. to...

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, questions a Democratic bill that restricts arrests within a mile of courthouses in a conversation with Ed Dawson and Robb Francis on KONA. In a wide-ranging interview,...

Feb. 18, 2020

Voters around the state should be concerned that their voice is not being heard in Olympia.  Two of the first bills passed by the House of Representatives would increase business taxes...

Feb. 18, 2020