Last week, I signed on as an original cosponsor to a bill to lower health care costs and restore stability to the individual health insurance marketplace. The Premium Relief Act would legally and constitutionally fund cost-sharing reductions for the next three years to make individual market premiums more affordable for individuals and families. It
For families I’ve spoken with in Eastern Washington, who are living paycheck to paycheck and are a few hundred dollars away from a financial emergency, this is a big deal. Now they can save more every single month to pay their mortgage or student loans, send their kids to college, and also be prepared for an unexpected bill.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Spokane. I was again reminded that it takes each one of us doing our part to make a difference in our community. I’m encouraged that though we may have differences of opinion at times, we can work together to find common ground to make a difference here in
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a moment for us to reflect on a man who changed the course of history. Dr. King taught us to dream of a better tomorrow, to respect our neighbors, and to love one another. His legacy has been weighing on my heart all throughout the last year. Today, I was honored to join and offer remarks at the Spokane Martin Luther King
Tomorrow, I am so excited to be taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally and Unity March in Spokane. Dr. King taught us to dream of a better tomorrow, to respect our neighbors, and to love one another. I’m looking forward to celebrating the life of MLK and reflecting on all he did to advance civil rights in our country. I hope to see you
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here in Eastern Washington, we’ve felt the impacts of human trafficking in our community. That’s why the House has spent the last year working to fight human trafficking and protect our country’s young people.
I’m proud that the House passed a resolution condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown of legitimate, pro-democracy protests. Not only does the Iranian regime make the world less safe as the largest state sponsor of terrorism, it rules its own people with brutal oppression and violent force.
I’m so pleased the Department of Veterans Affairs is changing these policies. I repeatedly hear from veterans and emergency providers in our rural counties about the need to reimburse for ambulance and other emergency services. This hurts our rural counties when they aren’t being paid for what they do and is a conversation I’ve had with Secretary
I’ve long said I didn’t agree with the way the previous administration went about enacting DACA, but we must protect children who are already here in this country and those who are currently protected under DACA. We must also move forward with border security efforts so we are not faced with another DACA situation down the road. I’m committed
More than a hundred companies have announced bonuses, pay increases, or increased investments in employees following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That means real people, maybe your friends or neighbors, will see an immediate benefit from tax reform. Learn more: