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I'm writing today to help make sure you have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration in our state. There have been bumps along the way in initial...

Jan. 27, 2021

Here are some recently announced additional steps to help small businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19: Forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors...

April 8, 2020

The coronavirus is one of those problems that should cause elected officials to put aside their partisan differences and work for the common good. I'm proud to say that's precisely what...

March 19, 2020

Rep. Jeremie Dufault joined two other Republicans and a handful of Democrats last week in co-sponsoring Rep. Eileen Cody's (D-Seattle) bill that would allow the governor to spend up to $175...

March 12, 2020

The state's supplemental operating budget includes $2.4 million that would preserve hospital services in the Yakima Valley in the aftermath of the closure of Astria Medical Center in Yakima. Rep. Jeremie...

March 12, 2020

This year's legislative session is underway, and I am back in Olympia working hard on your behalf. Here are a few things to highlight from the first three weeks of session....

Jan. 31, 2020

State Rep. Jeremie Dufault testified in front of the House Appropriations Committee today on a bill that will help preserve hospital services in the Yakima Valley in the aftermath of the...

Jan. 30, 2020

A measure by Rep. Jeremie Dufault that will allow the Astria Toppenish Hospital in Toppenish to operate its newly opened psychiatric care facility without losing money was signed into law Wednesday...

April 25, 2019

Two of State Rep. Jeremie Dufault's bills are on their way to the governor after unanimous passage Thursday in the Senate. House Bill 1534 would allow the Astria Toppenish Hospital to...

April 12, 2019

A measure sponsored by Rep. Jeremie Dufault that would allow the Astria Toppenish Hospital to operate their newly-opened psychiatric care facility without a financial loss gained unanimous approval today in the...

March 2, 2019