Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


The state House of Representatives has approved a measure that would authorize the state Department of Ecology to implement a California-style low carbon fuel standard. House Republicans voted no, saying it...

March 13, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved Governor Inslee's bill that would add a public option to health insurance plans offered in the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange. The measure passed...

March 11, 2019

'Costs will rise, plans will decrease and care will become more difficult to find,' says Schmick The Washington State House of Representatives passed a public option health care bill today, which...

March 8, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss SB 5273, a bill that would change Washington's presidential primary by forcing voters to identify with either the Republican or Democratic party.

March 8, 2019

Washington State Representatives Joe Schmick and Mary Dye will be hosting a telephone town hall for their 9th Legislative District constituents on Thursday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m....

March 7, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Coflax, joins Capitol Report to discuss legislation that would abolish the death penalty and his opposition to it.

March 1, 2019

(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