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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

Rep Sutherland speaks against the majority Democrats budget proposal in the House which spends about $58.2 billion in state funds, an increase of about $6.6 billion or an increase of 12.8%....

April 7, 2021

Rep. Sutherland delivers remarks in support of an amendment that would have removed the capital gains income tax from the House Democrats 2021-23 operating budget proposal. Unfortunately, the amendment failed by...

April 7, 2021

The state House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 5038, which would ban the open carry of firearms on the Capitol Campus grounds and near permitted rallies, as well as other...

April 5, 2021

Rep. Sutherland provides remarks and his opposition to House Bill 1076 on final passage during virtual floor session in the state House of Representatives. This bill seeks to allow whistleblowers to bring actions...

March 8, 2021

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

During floor debate, Rep. Sutherland speaks against House Bill 1078. The legislation would allow people with a felony conviction to have their voting rights restored automatically when he or she is...

March 2, 2021

Rep. Sutherland gives a floor speech in support of House Bill 1090. The legislation would prohibit the state from contracting with privately-run for-profit prisons and detention facilities, providing exceptions for counseling,...

March 2, 2021

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, speaks on House Bill 1368 – legislation related to federal funding for the COVID-19 pandemic relief. Sutherland expresses his severe disappointment that Democrats in Olympia...

Feb. 2, 2021

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, provides an overview of his plan to eliminate the state portion of property taxes. With record tax collections Sutherland says it is time to return...

March 18, 2020