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Rep. Richard DeBolt's bill that would authorize $700 million in bonds to finance Chehalis Basin flood damage reduction and aquatic species habitat restoration projects recently passed the House of Representatives.

Feb. 17, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, speaks against the low-carbon fuel standard bill during House floor debate. House Bill 1110 would increase the cost of gas by an estimated .57 cents per gallon and .63...

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has been appointed to an additional leadership role as the ranking member of the House Environment and Energy Committee. The committee considers issues related to environmental policy,...

Jan. 14, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA to discuss his incentive-based clean energy proposal, criminal justice reform, mental health, the state supreme court, the capital budget, gun laws, healthcare...

Feb. 13, 2019

For years, Governor Inslee and some lawmakers in Olympia have suggested Washington’s air could become cleaner if energy producers and polluters were taxed and penalized. However, a Republican state representative thinks...

Jan. 21, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has returned to Olympia for the start of the 2019 legislative session. The 20th District lawmaker was officially sworn into office at noon today by Associate Chief...

Jan. 14, 2019

Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt on an alternative solution to Governor Jay Inslee’s new climate-change proposal announced today: “This legislative session is going to be about contrast and differences between Republican...

Dec. 10, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, argues on the House floor in favor of an economic impact study on the increased protections for the marbled murrelet's habitat.

Feb. 14, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, recently received an award from the Capitol Land Trust for his legislative work and support of environmental restoration projects along the Pacific coast. DeBolt was honored along with...

Feb. 8, 2017

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has been appointed to the Interim Task Force on Washington Waters by House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen, and will serve as co-chair with Rep. Derek Stanford, D-Shoreline.

Oct. 1, 2015