Public Safety

May 11, 2022

2022 Legislative Report from 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen

In this four-page mailer, Rep. Drew MacEwen provides a recap of the 2022 legislative session and shares some wins for the 35th District in the supplemental capital and transportation budgets passed by the Legislature.
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March 03, 2022

Highlights from the 2022 supplemental operating budget debate; I’ve introduced a bill that would require Washington to divest from Russia

This year’s 60-day legislative session will be coming to a close one week from today. While we’ve done some good things this session, it also feels like we’ve missed some big opportunities. For example, despite our state’s $14+ billion budget surplus, the supplemental operating budget we passed on Saturday doesn’t...
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March 02, 2022

Stokesbary, MacEwen introduce bill that would require all state agencies to divest public funds from Russia

House Republican Reps. Drew Stokesbary and Drew MacEwen have introduced a bill that would require all state agencies in Washington to cancel their outstanding contracts with Russian companies, and require the State Investment Board to divest from its pension and other investments in Russian companies. “At a time when much...
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February 04, 2022

My thoughts as we near the midway point of session

Our state is facing a growing number of challenges, including: A homelessness crisis that has only gotten worse. A police officer recruitment and retention crisis. A bottom 10 ranking in housing affordability. Drug overdose deaths at an all-time high. Violent crime at a 25-year high. A child care affordability and accessibility crisis. Heartbreaking...
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January 20, 2022

The 2022 legislative session is underway; House Republicans are focused on the issues you care about

The 2022 legislative session is now underway. While I had hoped the Capitol would be open to the public this session, we are once again operating in a remote environment. This is far from ideal, but I will make every effort to be as accessible to you as possible. Please...
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November 30, 2021

House Republican priorities for the 2022 legislative session

Throughout the year, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the need for emergency powers reform. That’s been a top priority for me, and for our entire caucus, ever since Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency 640 days ago in response to the pandemic. Our concern has always centered...
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September 28, 2021

The Legislature must restore the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches

Throughout this year’s 105-day legislative session, one of our top priorities as House Republicans was pushing to implement emergency powers reform. Out of concern the governor would continue to rule by proclamation and executive order indefinitely, we introduced several bills that would have ensured adequate legislative involvement in long-lasting states...
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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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March 10, 2021

Rep. Drew MacEwen discusses private property rights, taxes on KMAS Radio

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins IFiberOneNews KMAS Radio to discuss public safety issues, protecting private property rights, his opposition to the majority’s capital gains income tax proposal, and needed transportation reforms. Wash. House Republicans · 03-10-21 – RADIO: Rep. Drew MacEwen discusses private property rights, taxes on KMAS Radio
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