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When legislation passed last year to have the state buy back bump stocks, many of us in the Legislature had serious questions about the personal information obtained through participation in the...

April 27, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea gives an update on I-1000 and his concerns as a veteran, the death penalty bill, mandatory vaccinations and the possibility of special session.

April 19, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea speaks in favor of holocaust education legislation on the House floor and recounts his experiences in Bosnia while serving in the US Army.

April 12, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea offers budget amendments to eliminate state-funded abortions, provide funding for sexual assault prevention and response as well as breast and cervical cancer screening, address FGM, and provide funding...

April 4, 2019

For the first time, members of the Washington State House of Representatives have formed a Veterans and Military Families Caucus.

Feb. 20, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, introduced bipartisan legislation today to repeal I-1639. Shea released the following statement regarding his proposal, House Bill 2103: “Initiative 1639 is unconstitutional in many respects and...

Feb. 19, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea discusses religious freedoms, rights of conscience and the 2nd Amendment, as well as county sheriffs announcing they will not support or enforce I-1639, the gun initiative.

Feb. 6, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has begun. I’m in Olympia fighting for common-sense solutions and working to protect our liberties. It is an honor to be entrusted by you to be your...

Jan. 18, 2019

Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, gives passionate floor speech supporting the Second Amendment, quoting constitutional protections and recalling war crimes committed against the disarmed civilian population during the Bosnian conflict where...

Feb. 23, 2018

The state House of Representatives passed a resolution Monday noting the 373rd birthday of the National Guard, and commending members of the Washington National Guard for their record of commitment and...

Jan. 27, 2009