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A review of the 2020 legislative session including key legislation surrounding background checks in K-12 system, Death with Dignity Act, and supporting the mental health of Department of Corrections staff; supplemental...

May 7, 2020

As published in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin The last month and a half have been especially stressful and challenging for many of us due to COVID-19. The resulting government restrictions are...

May 5, 2020

My seatmate, Rep. Bill Jenkin, and I will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Monday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m to discuss the state's response to COVID-19. We will...

April 19, 2020

Rep. Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, and Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, are inviting residents of the 16th District to join them Monday, April 20 for a telephone town hall meeting. The...

April 17, 2020

My number one priority during these challenging times is to ensure you have the information and resources you need to stay healthy and safeguard against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee...

March 23, 2020

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

A bill that would extend peer support services for staff working within the Department of Corrections was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. House Bill 2762 was introduced...

March 18, 2020

A bill that would expand background check requirements for public schools was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. House Bill 2259 was authored by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla...

March 18, 2020

We are facing uncertain times. Many feel unsettled to what the future holds under the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It continues to threaten our health, lives, and economy. The 2020 session...

March 18, 2020

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 2965 to appropriate $100 million in emergency funds to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, offers the following statement...

March 3, 2020