Rep. Stephanie Barnard's News & Media


Representative Stephanie Barnard has introduced two pivotal bills designed to accelerate clean nuclear energy development and other economic opportunities, such as manufacturing businesses, in the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties. The 8th...

Jan. 4, 2024

Rep. Stephanie Barnard, co-chair of the Legislative Nuclear Energy Caucus (LNEC), has taken a significant step towards incentivizing the clean energy sector in the state by prefiling bipartisan legislation. House Bill...

Dec. 18, 2023

In anticipation of the 2024 legislative session, Rep. Stephanie Barnard, R-Pasco, has prefiled a bill aimed at providing much-needed support to Washington state communities in their pursuit of federal grants. House...

Dec. 13, 2023

Tri-Citians interested in learning more about how to participate in the state’s legislative process are invited to join Senator Matt Boehnke, Representative Stephanie Barnard and Representative April Connors on Thursday, Dec....

Nov. 29, 2023

The Legislature this weekend approved Senate Bill 5200, the 2023-25 state capital budget. The $8.98 billion bill makes significant investments statewide on housing, behavioral health, K-12 schools, and infrastructure. Lawmakers from...

April 23, 2023

The drug epidemic has reached epic proportions, fueling not only a public health crisis, but a significant decline in public safety — leaving individuals, families and entire communities ravaged.

April 23, 2023

Rep. Stephanie Barnard, R-Pasco, appears on Newsmax interview about bill that threatens parental rights. Under Senate Bill 5599, children can stay at licensed youth shelters without their parent’s knowledge for an...

April 21, 2023

Rep. Stephanie Barnard, R-Pasco, speaks on the House floor against a bill that denies parental notifications for runaway children seeking or receiving “protected health services” when entering a youth-related facility or...

April 14, 2023

The governor recently signed House Bill 1645 into law. Under the measure, counties may hold regular meetings outside of their county seat once per calendar month or quarter. Rep. Stephanie Barnard,...

April 13, 2023

The House recently approved a controversial bill that allows police to engage in vehicular pursuits of criminal suspects on a very limited basis. In 2021, sweeping law enforcement reform that included...

April 12, 2023