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On Feb. 27, the House passed House Bill 1091, the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) legislation. Rep. Sutherland spoke in favor of two amendments – Amendment 184, which would exclude diesel...

March 5, 2021

There is a new way to connect with me. I have a new, official legislative Facebook page. Like and follow to stay updated on what is happening during the legislative session...

Feb. 17, 2021

Week five of the legislative session is underway and we have reached our first major deadlines of this year's legislative session. The policy committee cutoff date was Friday, Feb. 7. What...

Feb. 10, 2020

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, speaks against the low-carbon fuel standard, House Bill 1110, during floor debate.

Jan. 30, 2020

The first vigorous debate of the 2020 session took place Wednesday on the House floor when majority Democrats brought Governor Jay Inslee's low carbon fuel standard bill for a vote. During...

Jan. 29, 2020