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In an unusual move in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, House Republicans tried a rarely used procedural motion to bring bipartisan jobs legislation straight to the House floor. Led by Assistant Floor leader...

April 22, 2015

Manweller, House Republicans warn minimum wage increase would stifle economic opportunity WATCH the entire debate on TVW: WATCH Rep. Matt Manweller's closing speech on YouTube: LISTEN to part of Rep. Matt...

March 4, 2015

Manweller bills to help telecommunications workers and streamline prevailing wage paperwork signed by governor Bills to clarify the scope of work for those in the telecommunications industry and cut down on redundant...

April 1, 2014

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed two bills introduced by Rep. Matt Manweller to clarify the scope of work for those in the telecommunications industry. Both bills will allow people...

Feb. 18, 2014

Today the Senate approved several bills aimed at making it easier for Washington employers to create and maintain jobs, led by the Worker Recovery Act, which would significantly improve the state-run...

Jan. 29, 2014

Reps. Judy Warnick and Matt Manweller co-sponsored House Bill 2671 to clarify Washington's intention to welcome innovative employers in our state, one of which is located in the 13th District they...

Jan. 27, 2014

manweller's bill to reestablish a Rural County Sales and Use Tax Deferral Program receives public hearing Local residents tell lawmakers how program would improve economies of smaller counties Rep. Matt Manweller has introduced...

Jan. 17, 2014

Washington state consistently has one of the highest teen unemployment rates in the nation...

Oct. 22, 2013

Rep. Matt Manweller is one of only three House Republicans tapped to serve on the 777X Legislative Task Force assembled by the governor’s office to address the possible expansion of Boeing’s...

Oct. 1, 2013

Large airplane tax exemption to benefit 13th District, lawmakers issue statement One of the final bills of the second special session has business looking up for some industries in the 13th Legislative...

June 29, 2013