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Sen. Ericksen fights to reopen Whatcom County Amendments from Ericksen, Republicans defeated by Democratic majority as Senate passes COVID relief bill Proposes moving state to “Phase 2,” allowing restaurants, other businesses to reopen Joins in battle to reopen schools Both amendments defeated by Democratic majority To see video of Sen. Ericksen’s floor speech, click here. OLYMPIA –... Read More...
Sen. Doug Ericksen to host telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16 OLYMPIA – State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will hold a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, to discuss latest developments from Olympia and their impact on Whatcom County’s 42nd Legislative District. The telephone town hall meeting runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To join the meeting, call (360)... Read More...
Watch Sen. Doug Ericksen’s remarks on public exclusion from the Legislature Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered these remarks Feb. 4, 2021, during a meeting of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee. Remarks came during discussion of Senate Bill 5227, a bill requiring public colleges and universities to launch mandatory racial training programs. To see video, click here.   “One... Read More...
Republican senators announce formation of ‘Freedom Caucus’ To speak for individual liberties, restrained, responsible government Will advocate lower taxes, greater freedom, rights guaranteed by constitution Issue-oriented caucus will be voice for life, liberty and prosperity Will ensure conservative voice is heard OLYMPIA – Freedom is the watchword for the new Senate Freedom Caucus, announced Thursday by lawmakers... Read More...
On the air with Sen. Doug Ericksen Highlights from Senate floor and broadcast releases Sen. Ericksen speaks on the Senate floor to urge an emergency session on COVID economic recovery. Masks are part of the Senate dress code this season. VIDEO: Sen. Doug Ericksen calls for an emergency session Ericksen announces ‘Freedom Package’ of bills VIDEO: Washington... Read More...
Ericksen announces ‘Freedom Package’ of bills protecting individual rights Bills aim to protect citizens against intrusive government, promote individual freedoms Tackle government surveillance, Internet privacy, mandatory COVID vaccinations, efforts to silence political speech Individual rights under attack, Ericksen says  OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, is announcing a “Freedom Package” of bills designed to protect the constitutional rights and... Read More...
Ericksen calls for focus on COVID relief as committee sessions open To see video, click here. Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered this kickoff statement as the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held its first meeting of the 2021 legislative session on Jan. 12. Ericksen is ranking Republican on the committee, which, under Democratic leadership, is planning to consider a raft... Read More...