Senate Republican Caucus

February 17, 2020

2020 session week 6 update

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January 09, 2020

Washington Senate leaders offer friendly wager to Wisconsin counterpart on Seahawks-Packers game

With the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game at Green Bay just days away, the top two leaders in the Washington State Senate are eager to make a friendly wager on the game with one of their Wisconsin Senate counterparts. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, today sent a joint letter from...
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April 04, 2019

Schoesler supports SR-26 passing lane project in Senate transportation budget

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is applauding the 2019-21 Senate transportation budget’s inclusion of an $11.15 million project that would add climbing lanes on State Route 26 between Dusty and Colfax in Whitman County. “I’m very pleased to see the Senate budget not only includes funding for the climbing lanes on SR-26,...
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March 25, 2019

Brown, Schoesler, Walsh to hold ‘Benton-Franklin County’ telephone town hall

State Sens. Sharon Brown, Mark Schoesler and Maureen Walsh are inviting residents in Benton and Franklin counties to take part in a telephone town hall from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Brown, R-Kennewick, serves the 8th Legislative District, which includes part of Benton County. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, represents the...
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January 25, 2019

Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Schoesler is allowed to sponsor several pages during the legislative session, which will end April 28. “Being a page during session is a great way...
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June 21, 2017

‘No government shutdown’ assures Senate majority leader

Schoesler maintains confidence that budget deal will be reached in time to avoid partial shutdown OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of a third special legislative session to finalize negotiations on a budget for the 2017-19 biennium. “I fully expect the...
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December 05, 2016

Senate majority leader welcomes Rossi’s return

RITZVILLE…The King County Council today appointed former state Sen. Dino Rossi to the 45th Legislative District position left vacant by Sen. Andy Hill’s death Oct. 31. Rossi, R-Sammamish, served the neighboring 5th Legislative District from 1997 through 2003, stepping down to run for governor, and again during the second half...
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February 05, 2016

Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job

A majority of the state Senate voted today against confirming the state transportation secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The decision means Lynn Peterson is out as head of the state Department of Transportation after three years. “This is about having accountability at the highest levels in state agencies. Secretary...
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October 14, 2015

State’s aerospace alliance honors Schoesler as top legislator

Washington’s Aerospace Futures Alliance has named Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler as Legislator of the Year, during a ceremony this past week in Spokane at the 10th annual governor’s aerospace summit. “AFA appreciates Senator Schoesler’s recognition of the economic benefits of aerospace in Washington State. He understands how aerospace attracts...
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