Rep. Joel McEntire's News & Media


My first legislative session was historic, but not for reasons I had hoped. It was the first “virtual” session ever. The majority party passed an operating budget that spends almost $60...

June 29, 2021

Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Lawmakers will review the 2021...

May 19, 2021

The Washington State Legislature approved a final 2021-23 transportation budget proposal before adjourning the 2021 session. The $11.8 billion biennial budget funds infrastructure projects across the state, including maintenance and preservation...

May 5, 2021

Before adjourning the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers unanimously passed a bipartisan $6.3 capital budget plan making significant investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure while continuing to make mental and behavioral...

April 30, 2021

On March 28, House Democrats introduced the first “ghost” or title-only bill of the 2021 legislative session. It appears the legislation, House Bill 1564: Concerning transportation spending, will be the vehicle...

March 30, 2021

Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire announced that due to floor session today, they are rescheduling their 19th District Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Wednesday, March 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...

March 6, 2021

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, speaks in favor of House Bill 1028 that would allow many teachers to enter the workforce and improve student outcomes. The legislation comes at a time when...

Feb. 26, 2021

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, joins KELA Radio to discuss his committee assignments, the rainy day fund and why it should be used. The 19th District lawmaker also talks about the budget,...

Feb. 24, 2021

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, shares his background, which includes serving in the Marine Corps and teaching middle school. The 19th District lawmaker talks about his goal of listening and learning during...

Feb. 21, 2021

19th District Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire are inviting citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Saturday, March 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss issues related...

Feb. 19, 2021