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While the legislative session adjourned at the end of April, I represent you year round. Each month I plan to update you with what is happening in state government, the 39th...

June 4, 2021

Rep. Sutherland gives a floor speech supporting Senate Bill 5000, which would create a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle pilot sales and use tax exemption program. The bill passed the Legislature...

April 21, 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

The 2020 legislative session begins in January and because it is a short session, it will be a fast-paced, intense 60 days. To prepare, I have spent the past several months...

Nov. 27, 2019

Another legislative year has passed and it truly was an honor serving all of you here in the 39th Legislative District! But, I'll be honest, it was a rough year. Democrats...

Oct. 15, 2019