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The sun is shining, and our weather has started to warm up. It is a welcome change. It is time our state embraces this change in season by reopening our businesses,...

May 8, 2020

Sen. Padden and Rep. Jenkin question why no state partnership funds went directly to Hispanic outreach organizations On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, and Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, sent a...

May 7, 2020

A review of the 2020 legislative session including supplemental capital budget funding for community projects and flood relief, a supplemental operating budget update, efforts to bring tax relief to the citizens...

May 7, 2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy. We live in tough times right now. Most of us have not experienced anything like our current reality and this full...

May 5, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, released the following statement in regards to Gov. Jay Inslee's recent actions to partially reopen residential construction, and open recreational fishing, golf courses, and some state parks....

April 28, 2020

My seatmate, Rep. Skyler Rude, and I will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Monday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m to discuss the state's response to COVID-19. We will...

April 19, 2020

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, and Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, are inviting residents of the 16th District to join them Monday, April 20 for a telephone town hall meeting. The community...

April 17, 2020

The shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to loom above us. I want to make sure you stay updated on the latest news and information surrounding this virus. I know the decisions...

March 23, 2020

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

We are facing uncertain times. The shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to threaten our health, lives, economy, and overall finances. The governor has signed into the law the bill we passed...

March 19, 2020