Rep. Brandon Vick to serve again as ranking Republican on Business and Financial Services, also appointed to House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, will return to Olympia as the ranking Republican on the House Business and Financial Services Committee, a position he held his last legislative term. As the ranking member, Vick will work with the chair of the committee on the agenda, and be the lead voice for the caucus on issues before the committee.

“My family has been in business for more than 50 years. I have firsthand knowledge of the regulatory hurdles and mandatory rules our small employers are facing,” said Vick. “My goal in Olympia is to make Washington a better place to do business. Being reappointed to the ranking position on this committee will allow me to work toward that goal and have a direct voice in business issues before us.”

Vick has also been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, which considers the operating budget and other fiscal issues.

“I expect a lively debate in the fiscal committees this year. The governor has proposed $7 billion in tax increases in his budget plan, despite a projected increase of $2.6 billion in revenue for the upcoming biennium. This is a new committee for me, but I am excited to be in a position to debate spending and other budgetary matters this session,” Vick said.

Vick will also continue serving on the House Commerce and Gaming Committee as the assistant ranking Republican, allowing him to be more involved in the committee agenda and assist the ranking member during public hearings. Legislation before the committee includes issues relating to commerce in alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, as well as the regulation and oversight of gaming and tribal compacts.

The legislative session begins on Jan. 9, and is scheduled for 105 days.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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