I spent the week in the nation’s capital, working with House Republican colleagues to get results for you and everyone in Eastern Washington. This week, the People’s House focused on legislation aimed at unlocking…
I spent the week in the nation’s capital, working with House Republican colleagues to get results for you and everyone in Eastern Washington. This week, the People’s House focused on legislation aimed at unlocking...
For over two decades, Pastor Lonnie Mitchell has been a faithful pillar of our Spokane community. Educated at Gonzaga University and a longtime resident of the valley, he has had a positive impact on so many—both in his own congregation and outside church doors. Pastor Mitchell has dedicated his time and work to wonderful, life-changing projects,
Iran, Russia, and North Korea undermine our national security and threaten our allies. Yesterday, we sent a strong message to these enemies and their aggressive actions by voting to increase sanctions on these threats to our democracy.
House Republicans aren't distracted by the newest countdown clock on cable news or partisan sniping in Washington, D.C. We’re focused on issues that matter to you. We are working to create good jobs, unleash our economy, and help every American pursue their version of the American Dream. See the work we’ve done -- and what we continue to do -- to
As I said this morning, the People’s House has dismantled two of President Obama’s failures: Obamacare and Dodd Frank. We’ve also passed bills important to holding the VA accountable, unleashing energy exploration in this country, and addressing the crushing regulations on our economy. All of this is focused on improving people’s lives.
Did you know that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that rural areas could have a shortage of more than 23,000 physicians by 2025? That’s unacceptable—our rural communities have been medically underserved for too long and deserve better. That’s why I’m fighting to extend funding for the Teaching Health Center program,
I’m proud to have introduced the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act to fix outdated rules from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ensure those with ALS and other degenerative diseases have access to critical speech-generating devices.
People recognize that we need to take action. It’s a matter of agreeing on the details, and doing big things is never easy. But this is part of the legislative process, and I do believe that, at the end of the day, we will come up with a legislative fix, because the future that the Democrats are offering is a single-payer system, where the federal
On Thursday, I joined the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing to discuss my legislation, the Team Gleason Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act. This bill would ensure that Medicare covers important speech-generating devices for people suffering from ALS and other degenerative diseases. Without a permanent solution, which this bill would provide,
Did you know that it would take six gas-fired power plants to replace the energy output of just four of our world-class dams? Ironically, environmental opponents of Washington state dams—which produce 70% of our state’s power while delivering a collaborative approach to fish recovery—are opposing this clean, renewable, and affordable energy.
Thank you to all of the young men and women who spent the summer helping my Congressional office. Interning on Capitol Hill is an educational and rewarding experience. I'm so thankful for all of your hard work and dedication to the people of Eastern Washington. Best of luck in your future endeavors!
As I told Squawk Box this morning, people recognize that we must take action. I encourage people across the country to speak up. It's time for the Senate to take action on this collapsing law. Obamacare was designed to fail so that Democrats could get what they ultimately want: a single-payer system where the federal government is the one making your
As I said this morning, our focus is on bringing transparency and predictability to our energy infrastructure construction process by enacting smarter regulations and removing the red tape. That’s the way that we’re going to unleash energy production in America and bring down costs. This is one of the best ways that we can actually have people keep
By refusing to give the President’s appointments even a chance at confirmation, Senate Democrats are undermining our process of governance and leaving the executive branch understaffed. Here are some eye-popping stats on just how bad it is:
-At this point in President Obama’s first term, the Senate had approved 69% of his appointments. Currently,
It’s almost wheat harvest season again in Eastern Washington. Farmers are saying that this could be one of our best harvests in recent years—it’s always so exciting to see our region do what it does best. Please join me in praying for a great harvest this year!
On Friday, my staff attended a deployment ceremony for the Washington Air National Guard Unit 242. They are headed to the Middle East and Africa to provide communications support to our troops. This is the largest deployment in this unit's history. As their commanding officer said, "Combat deployments like this are a bit of a rarity. This is your time
During World War II, the Walla Walla Regional Airport served as an air base for the Army. Today, it helps connect Southeastern Washington to the rest of the world, continuing its critical role in our region. That’s why I’m glad to announce a large grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help make improvements at the airport. Investing