Military & Veterans

August 18, 2021

Interim update: My thoughts on the governor’s vaccine mandate, the majority’s police reform legislation, and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan

Many of you have been contacting me regarding the governor’s recent decision to mandate vaccination for most state employees, health and long-term care workers. It’s unfortunate the issue of vaccination has caused so much polarization in our state and country. It shouldn’t be this way. I chose to get vaccinated...
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February 20, 2019

Bipartisan Veterans and Military Families Caucus formed in House

For the first time, members of the Washington State House of Representatives have formed a Veterans and Military Families Caucus.
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February 07, 2019

Standing with small business owners; a closer look at my bills

Before I get to some of the bills I’ve introduced this session, I first wanted to recognize the incredible small business owners who stormed the Capitol last Monday to defend their livelihoods. In case you missed it, hair stylists and cosmetologists came by the hundreds to protest two Democrat-sponsored bills,...
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February 23, 2018

Rep. MacEwen’s Legislative Update: Feb. 23, 2018

We will be hearing dozens of Senate bills in the House Appropriations Committee before fiscal cutoff on Monday evening, but our first order of business was holding an executive session Wednesday on the
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November 29, 2017

Rep. Drew MacEwen’s Interim Legislative Update: November 29, 2017

I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! I want to thank you for taking a moment out of your day to learn about what I've been up to and what I'm focused on as we get closer to the start of the 2018 legislative session....
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October 19, 2017

MacEwen named co-chair, executive member of Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs

During a meeting of the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs Monday, Rep. Drew MacEwen was selected to serve as co-chair and an executive member of the committee. MacEwen, a six-year veteran of the Navy’s submarine force, said he’s looking forward to serving on the committee in a new...
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October 11, 2017

MacEwen attends commissioning ceremony for USS Washington

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen was on hand to witness the commissioning of the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, the USS Washington.
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October 07, 2015

Rep. Drew MacEwen named honorary co-chair of the USS Washington Commissioning Committee

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has been named an honorary co-chair of the commissioning committee for the USS Washington, a Virginia-class submarine currently under construction. The Virginia-class submarine is expected to be commissioned in 2016.
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February 14, 2014

MacEwen’s bill to streamline military, veteran transition assistance programs passes House

A measure to streamline programs that assist current military members and veterans transition into civilian life received unanimous support in the state House of Representatives today. House Bill 2130 was sponsored by 35th District state Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.
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