Leadership Video Update – Day 23

Senate Republican Leader John Braun updates us on the progress of the 2023 Legislative Session. Unfortunately, the highlight is the lack of progress on fixing the police pursuit law. Learn more:  

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Common sense, accountability needed to fix bad police pursuit law

OLYMPIA…There’s a data war happening in the Washington State Senate. It’s over the need for reform to the recent change in law that prevents police from pursuing a suspect unless the authorities have probable cause. Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, believes we must pass legislation that improves Washington’s police-pursuit law after the results of […]

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Senate Republicans elect 2023 deputy leadership

Washington State Senate Republicans today elected 2023 deputy leadership. Deputy Leader                    Sen. Chris Gildon, Puyallup Caucus Vice Chair              Sen. Ron Muzzall, Oak Harbor Deputy Floor Leader         Sen. Nikki Torres, Pasco Deputy Whip                       Sen. Perry Dozier, Waitsburg

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Senate Republicans announce 2023 committee assignments

          OLYMPIA…The Washington State Senate Republican Caucus announced its committee assignments for the senators who will serve the Legislature in 2023. 2023 Ranking Republican Committee Assignments by Member: Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks: Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade: Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg Early Learning […]

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Senate Republicans retain top leadership for 2023

OLYMPIA…Washington Senate Republicans today reelected their top leadership team for the 2022-23 legislative term. Deputy leaders will be chosen during the first caucus of the legislative session. Leader: Sen. John Braun, Centralia Caucus Chair: Sen. Judy Warnick, Moses Lake Floor Leader: Sen. Shelly Short, Addy Whip: Sen. Keith Wagoner, Sedro-Woolley   Sen. John Braun shared […]

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Braun: Bipartisan emergency powers reform must happen in 2023

OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, shared the following comments in response to the end of the state of emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee 975 days ago in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. “Ending the state of emergency is long overdue. Washington was under one-man rule for 975 days. With this finally behind […]

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Decision on environmental policy places power back in the people’s hands, says Braun

OLYMPIA…Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s rulemaking authority. The court ruled that Congress must authorize new regulations to limit power plant emissions. “Today’s opinion is about the rule of law. It is up to Congress to authorize […]

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