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Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye are inviting citizens to join them Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a 9th District virtual town hall meeting. The eastern Washington lawmakers...

Feb. 9, 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced an agreement to delay implementation of the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax that was set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking...

Dec. 17, 2021

House Republicans today called for a repeal of the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Peter Abbarno have drafted legislation to repeal the...

Nov. 1, 2021

Several members of the Washington State House Republican Caucus, led by their health care leader, Rep. Joe Schmick, sent Gov. Jay Inslee a letter today asking him to reconsider his mandate...

Aug. 10, 2021

In response to sharply declining COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization rates statewide, legislative Republicans today announced a simple, practical and consistent plan to get all communities in Washington fully open for...

March 4, 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

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

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

'I believe our firefighters are well-trained, well-equipped, and well-able to assess their safety and those they're rescuing,' says Schmick In April of 2019, flash floods rushed into certain parts of Pullman,...

Jan. 15, 2020

Legislation proposed today in Olympia would allow law enforcement, social workers and first responders the ability to quickly ascertain those with developmental disabilities. House Bill 2463, sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Jan. 14, 2020