I’m calling on President Trump to move forward in appointing an individual to fill the vacant director position of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women (OVW). This position has remained vacant for more than a year now. In order for us to be doing everything we can to combat violence against women and children, we must have
This week, I was awarded the Distinguished Community Health Defender Award. I was proud to get my legislation to extend the Teaching Health Center program signed into law this February, and I will continue to fight to get more doctors here in our community.
High school students here in Eastern Washington, it’s time for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Submit your work by April 27 for a chance to have it displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for an entire year. Find all the details here:
Following the Freeman High School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, I heard from students and brought together local school superintendents, law enforcement, and other school officials to hear their thoughts on what was needed to keep kids safe at school. The number one thing she heard from them was the need for more resources—resources
Tune in live starting at 5:30 pm for my telephone town hall event to share your thoughts with me and ask questions. I will also be taking some questions from online which you can submit at the link below. I hope you can join!
I know how difficult it is to be told that your child’s life is going to be different than you dreamed. When our son, Cole, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, my husband and I were given a long list of challenges and complications from his doctors. But when we looked at Cole, we still saw lots of potential.
In case you missed it, this week I joined a bipartisan press conference to advocate on behalf of our rural counties. The Secure Rural Schools program was started in 2000 and provides vital funding to seven counties here in Eastern Washington. This program is a top priority for me in the upcoming government funding bill. You can learn more here:
Next Tuesday, I will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall event. If you sign up at the link below we will make sure you get a call when the town hall is starting so you can tune in and ask a question or hear an update on what I’ve been working on. Hope you can join!