Rep. Chandler to serve as lead on agricultural and natural resource issues

Washington State House Republicans have announced committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 legislative session.

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, will continue his work on critical agriculture and water issues by serving as the lead Republican on the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

Chandler, an orchardist who was first elected to the state House in 1999, said he will continue to ensure agriculture, water and natural resources remain priority issues in the upcoming legislative session.

“Agriculture is one of the leading industries in our state and is at the core of Washington’s vibrant and diverse economy,” said Chandler. “The pandemic has created some new challenges and impacts for our agricultural industry. I am sure we will giving those issues some much-needed attention. I am hopeful we will also be focusing on water storage and economic development outside the Puget Sound region.”

Chandler will also continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which he served as the lead Republican for a number of years.

“I look forward to continue being engaged in the fiscal issues before the Appropriations Committee. We will have some difficult decisions to make with the pandemic having a distressing impact on much of our economy,” said Chandler. “Our revenue numbers look better than expected, but we don’t know how long that will last. We will need to be diligent in coming up with a prudent and fiscally responsible spending plan.”

Chandler will also serve on the College and Workforce Development Committee.

Chandler will begin his twelfth two-year term in the state House of Representatives in January. The legislative session begins on Jan. 11 and is 105 days.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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