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As of yesterday we are officially half way through the 105-day scheduled session. Two important deadlines have passed: House policy committee cut off on Feb. 22 and House fiscal committee cut-off...

March 9, 2013

We are now on day 33 of the scheduled 105-day session. Currently, more than 800 bills have been introduced and the pace is frenetic; however, the needs of the people back...

Feb. 16, 2013

We are now on day 22 of the scheduled 105-day session. After weeks of ceremonies and work sessions, action is ramping up. I will be sending out e-mail updates, like this...

Feb. 5, 2013

OLYMPIA – Rep. Vincent Buys, R- Lynden, was recently chosen as ranking Republican on the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Buys, who will be in his second term with the...

Dec. 14, 2012

It has been great to be back in Whatcom County after the long 2012 sessions. As always, I am thankful for the support of everyone in my district. I appreciated hearing...

May 4, 2012

I am holding a telephone town hall with the other legislators from the 42nd District, Sen. Doug Ericksen and Rep. Jason Overstreet. You are invited to join us Monday, April 30....

April 26, 2012

The 2012 legislative sessions finally came to an end on April 11, after 24 hours of voting, a 60-day regular session and 31 days of two special sessions. In this time,...

April 20, 2012

Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Jason Overstreet and Vincent Buys are inviting residents of the 42nd District to the telephone town hall meeting they are hosting on Monday, April 30. The...

April 20, 2012

We are nearing the end of the 2012 regular session with less than one week remaining. The majority of my time is now spent voting on the House floor. This week...

March 3, 2012

Today is the 38th day of the 2012 regular session; which means we are more than half-way done with the  60-days we have scheduled to be in Olympia. Recent days have...

Feb. 15, 2012