Rep. Jim Walsh's Email Updates


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The 2023 session ended a little over a week ago on Sunday, April 23. Among a variety of concurrence votes on amended bills sent over from the Senate, lawmakers worked the...

May 1, 2023

This update contains information on three controversial policy bills making their way through the legislative process: police pursuit reform, the Blake "fix," and a parental rights measure.

March 31, 2023

The dust has settled on another milestone in a group of legislative deadlines that keep the process on track. With some exceptions, Wednesday, March 8 (aka house of origin cutoff) was...

March 16, 2023

We’re just days away from the first significant deadline for the 2023 session. Policy cutoff is this Friday, Feb. 17. It's the last day policy committees can consider and approve bills...

Feb. 13, 2023

Your time is valuable. That's why, along with Sen. Jeff Wilson and Rep. Joel McEntire, I'd like to offer you a way to connect with us from the comfort of your...

Jan. 25, 2023

We've nearly completed the second week of the 105-day legislative session. The state House and Senate officially convened last week, on Monday, Jan. 9, for opening ceremonies and the swearing-in of...

Jan. 20, 2023

You may have recently received my 19th District Legislative Report in your mailbox. This informational report, co-authored with my legislative colleagues Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, and Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, gives...

May 12, 2022

Today is the last day of the 2022 legislative session — or “sine die.” This term is used to describe the adjournment of the Legislature. Considering the number of bad bills...

March 10, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have officially entered the third week of the 2022 legislative session. As you might expect, several legislative agenda items have been fast-tracked by the majority party...

Jan. 24, 2022

It goes without saying the past couple of years have come with a flurry of public policy challenges. Remote sessions being one of them. But, if anything, those challenges have renewed...

Jan. 10, 2022