Abbarno receives committee assignments, selected as ranking member on House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee

Washington House Republicans today announced their ranking member and House committee assignments for the upcoming 2023 legislative session.

State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, who was recently elected assistant floor leader, will serve as the ranking member on the House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee, assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee, and member of the House Environment and Energy Committee.

The House State Government and Tribal Relations Committee considers a broad array of issues relating to state government, including state agency structure, rulemaking, procurement standards, performance audits, state information technology, and public employment. The committee also considers issues relating to elections, campaign finance, public disclosure, ethics in government, and the government-to-government relationship of the state and Indian tribes.​

The House Capital Budget Committee considers the state capital budget, which approves money for construction and repair of public buildings and other long-term investments, such as land acquisitions and transfers. In addition, the committee considers grants and loans to local governments or nonprofit organizations for infrastructure, broadband, housing, and cultural and heritage facilities. The committee also considers bills relating to public works contracting, state buildings and land, and the authorization of state debt.

The House Environment and Energy Committee considers issues relating to air quality, aquatic lands, oil spill prevention, solid waste, hazardous waste, toxics, climate change, energy, Puget Sound, and land use impacts to environmental quality.

“The committees I serve on have an important and direct impact on the citizens of the 20th Legislative District and Southwest Washington,” said Abbarno. “I look forward to working on real solutions for communities and working families. These committees provide an opportunity to create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians.”

The 105-day legislative session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 9.


Washington State House Republican Communications