Rep. Paul Harris' News & Media


The House Health Care and Wellness Committee unanimously passed a bill from Rep. Paul Harris this week that would allow some behavioral health care workers to renew their credentials during a...

Jan. 22, 2021

Rep. Paul Harris officially took the oath of office, Friday, to begin serving his sixth term as a member of the state House of Representatives from the 17th District. Harris, R-Vancouver, was sworn...

Jan. 8, 2021

Rep. Paul Harris will continue to serve in his leadership position in the Washington State House Republican Caucus in 2021. In a virtual vote Harris, R-Vancouver, was re-elected by his colleagues...

Nov. 16, 2020

Rep. Paul Harris discusses the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, including valuable testing information and helpful resources, and highlights important details of the supplemental operating budget in this recap of the 2020 legislative...

April 23, 2020

Charter schools in Washington scored a victory yesterday, as Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Rep. Paul Harris’ bill that will enhance administration capabilities at state charter schools. House Bill 2853...

March 19, 2020

Rep. Paul Harris welcomed Wyatt Johnson of Vancouver last week as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives. “Wyatt did a great job,” said Harris, R-Vancouver. “I really...

March 16, 2020

Rep. Paul Harris’ bill that would enhance administration capabilities at Washington state charter schools has moved one step closer to becoming law, after the Washington State Senate overwhelmingly passed the bill...

March 6, 2020

Rep. Paul Harris’ bill that would enhance administration capabilities at Washington state charter schools overwhelmingly passed the House today on a vote of 89-9. “This bill would make a big difference...

Feb. 18, 2020

A lot has happened during the first half of this 60-day session. The majority party has already signed off on more new taxes, the $30 car tab issue is still unsettled,...

Feb. 10, 2020

In an effort to improve success at Washington state charter schools, Rep. Paul Harris has introduced a bill that would enhance administration capabilities at these schools. “We all learn differently,” said...

Jan. 30, 2020