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We're a little more than a month away from the start of the 2018 legislative session. As the holidays approach and many of you begin to spend more time with family...

Nov. 30, 2017

Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after the Legislature adjourned Thursday without passing legislation to address the state Supreme Court's Hirst decision that jeopardizes...

July 21, 2017

Lawmakers kick off the first special session after the 2017 legislative session ends without a budget deal. Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, explains how special session works, where budget negotiations are now,...

April 24, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys. R-Lynden, deliberates the Hirst decision on Washington Ag Network with Glenn Vaagen. Buys explains the process of coming together to find a resolution to the Hirst decision and...

April 19, 2017

There's less than one month left of the 2017 legislative session. So far, the House has passed 380 bills and the Senate has passed 296 bills. Right now, House committees are...

March 24, 2017

We're now more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session. Three major legislative deadlines are behind us — policy and fiscal committee cutoffs, and house of origin cutoff. That means bills...

March 10, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, chats with Jenna Kochenauer on Washington Ag Network and weighs in on the Trump administration's dismantling of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and how...

March 1, 2017

Policy committee cutoff is exactly one week away. That means any bills without a fiscal impact that do not pass out of their respective committees will be considered "dead" for the...

Feb. 10, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, was selected by House Republican Leadership to serve on the House Environment Committee. The shift came after then-Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was appointed to the Senate, vacating...

Feb. 10, 2017

Rep. Vincent Buys discusses progress on McCleary, the K-12 education funding decision, as well as bills that have been introduced to address the Hirst decision, which affects Whatcom County and other...

Feb. 1, 2017