Robertson sworn in for second term, named lead Republican on House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee

State Representative Eric Robertson was officially sworn into office for his second term as a Washington State House of Representatives member on Monday, Jan. 9.

Before the start of the 2023 legislative session, Robertson was appointed as vice-chairman of the House Republican Caucus, serving as part of their leadership team.

House Republican leadership also selected the 31st District lawmaker as the ranking Republican member on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee.

“I'm honored by the faith Republican leadership has put in my ability to help steer this committee as the ranking member. This new leadership role puts me on the front lines, helping to find commonsense solutions to the many workforce issues affecting our state,” said Robertson, R-Sumner.

The House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee considers issues relating to industrial insurance; unemployment compensation; collective bargaining; family leave; safety and health standards; occupational health; and employment standards such as wage laws and employment discrimination. The committee also considers issues relating to the building and construction trades. 

Robertson will also serve as the assistant ranking Republican on the House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee, formerly the House Commerce and Gaming Committee, and assistant ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee.

“The committees I serve on have an important and direct impact on the citizens of not only the 31st District but all of Washington state,” said Robertson. “I have already rolled up my sleeves and am working on real solutions for our communities and state.”

The House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee considers issues relating to the regulation and taxation of alcohol, tobacco, vapor products, and cannabis, product safety and access, and issues relating to the regulation and oversight of gaming, including tribal compacts.

The House Transportation Committee considers issues relating to a broad range of multimodal transportation services and infrastructure for all communities and residents regardless of physical and mental disability, income status, or age, and the intersection of transportation policy with the environment and safety. The committee also considers the transportation budget and revenues to fund investments in transportation and related carbon-reduction programs and transportation agencies, including the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, the Washington State Patrol, the Department of Licensing, and the Department of Transportation.

The Legislature is scheduled for 105 consecutive days.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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