8th District lawmakers to host virtual town hall meeting on March 20
Eighth District lawmakers Sen. Sharon Brown, Rep. Brad Klippert, and Rep. Matt Boehnke will host a virtual town hall meeting on Saturday, March 20. During this 90-minute virtual event, the legislators will provide an update on the 2021 legislative session and take questions from attendees. Details are as follows: Date:...
Boehnke bill would prohibit state agencies from selling Washingtonians’ personal data
Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, has introduced a bill to prevent state agencies from profiting from the sale of Washingtonians’ personal data. Under House Bill 1552, all state agencies would be prohibited from selling such data to third-party vendors, and would also be required to certify compliance with the state Office...
House unanimously approves Boehnke bill aimed at doubling Washington manufacturing jobs by 2031
With a 96-0 vote Tuesday, the state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Boehnke that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington by 2031. Washington’s 6,600 manufacturers are responsible for more than 265,000 jobs and generate more than $63 billion annually in economic...
Rep. Boehnke discusses the need to move to Phase 3 and the 2021-23 operating budget
Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins “The Bottom Line” on KONA to discuss an appeal from legislators to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting accelerated reopening of the state. Boehnke also talks about his efforts to work with Democrats as the ranking Republican on the Community and Economic Development Committee. Finally, he answers...
House Republican budget offers a new approach for our state
On Tuesday, the four senior Republican members on the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It stands in stark contrast to the governor’s proposal, which would unnecessarily grow government and raise taxes. Our plan would fund all of our state’s...
House Republicans testify against job-killing bill that seeks to eliminate natural gas usage in Washington state
Five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 against House Bill 1084. The bill takes steps to accelerate the removal of natural gas from homes and buildings and would undermine the continued economic viability of natural gas utilities. Republicans said it...
Republicans speak out in Environment and Energy Committee against bill that would accelerate removal of natural gas usage, kill jobs in Washington state
All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and could wipe out an entire industry. When House Bill 1084 was brought up for a vote, Republican committee members Reps. Mary Dye, Mark Klicker, Peter...
Boehnke discusses the Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing (BEST) Act
Rep. Matt Boehnke discusses the Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing Act, a bill he’s sponsored that aims to double the number of manufacturing jobs in WA by 2031. House Bill 1170, which has strong bipartisan support, passed unanimously out of committee earlier today.
Following statewide data breach, Boehnke calls for stricter accountability measures
Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, joins the Lars Larson Show to discuss the recent statewide data breach that exposed the personal data of at least 1.4 million Washingtonians. Wash. House Republicans · 02-02-21- RADIO: Following statewide data breach, Boehnke calls for stricter accountability measures
Radio Report: Rep. Matt Boehnke bill seeks to double Washington manufacturing jobs within 10 years
A bill that seeks to double the number of manufacturing jobs in Washington state by 2031 is under consideration by a House committee. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-31-21 – RADIO REPORT: Rep. Boehnke bill would double Washington manufacturing jobs in 10 years SATTGAST: More than 265 thousand...