Military & Veterans
Washington State Legislature reaches halfway point of 2019 session
Last week, the state Legislature passed the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. For the past week and a half, lawmakers have been on the floors of their respective chambers passing legislation. Before we dive into some of the policies the House explored the past few days, I wanted...
House passes Rep. Gildon bill to reduce cost of license plates for veterans
The Washington State House of Representatives unanimously approved Rep. Chris Gildon’s House Bill 1707 today, which would make license plates affordable to more veterans. Under current law, veterans with a 100 percent disability rating may receive license plates at zero cost. Should Gildon’s bill be enacted into law, that threshold...
Policy Committee Cutoff winnows pool of bills; affordable housing solutions introduced
First, I want to thank everyone who attended the Coffee and Conversation events on Saturday, Feb. 16. At both venues, we were at or near max capacity, and we all engaged in thoughtful conversations on a variety of topics. If you weren’t able to attend one of those events, I...
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.
Puyallup Rep. Chris Gildon to serve as lead Republican on Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee
Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, was recently appointed by Washington House Republican leadership to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee. Gildon will temporarily replace the current ranking member, Rep. Bill Jenkin, as he recovers from surgery. “I’m honored to accept this new challenge...