Thanks to everyone for joining for my third town hall of the week, this time in Medical Lake. I plan to host at least one town hall in every county in Eastern Washington this year, so stay tuned for more information on opportunities near you!
Thanks to everyone who came out to my town halls in Rockford and Fairfield today. Feel free to stop by another town hall tomorrow in Medical Lake at 2:30 pm at the Medical Lake City Hall. Hope you can join!
I met with the Alzheimer’s Association in Spokane today! Last year, I fought to quadruple funding for Alzheimer's research, and I will continue leading in Congress so we can get closer to finding a cure to this heartbreaking disease.
Today, I launched a veterans coalition group to talk about the issues impacting local veterans. The group talked about the status of the launch of the CERNER program for medical records coordination, ways to combat veteran suicide, the importance of local and federal coordination when it comes to veteran housing assistance, and ongoing issues with veteran
I was proud to work to secure funding for a new Agricultural Research Service building in the latest funding bill and am working closely with Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get that new building to WSU so they can continue their cutting edge ag research. As WSU Pullman President Kirk Schulz said this week, “Congresswoman
This bill was not strong enough on border security and failed to provide long-term certainty for DACA recipients. Not to mention, it failed to extend the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). While I’m glad we are funding the government, securing our border is critical, and this deal was a missed opportunity on that front.
Thanks to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation for stopping by today! It was great to meet the new Chairman Rodney Cawston and talk about issues impacting the Tribe like forestry and health care, and specifically how we can work to meet the doctor shortage on the reservation. That’s why I am working to support the teaching health center
It’s the first tax filing season on the new tax reform law. Watch out for “misleading” and “nonsensical” claims about tax refunds. No matter what the defenders of the old tax code say or want you to believe, a tax cut is different than a tax refund.
🤥🤥🤥🤥 The Washington Post just gave 4 pinocchios to a Democratic senator who claimed
Always great to meet with the Washington Association of Wheat Growers! Thanks for stopping by my DC office today to talk about the importance of trade and other issues facing out Eastern Washington farmers. And thank you for awarding me with the 2018 Wheat Advocate Award!
In order for us to be a diplomatic power, we have to be a military power, and in order to be a military power, we have to be an economic power. Technology has revolutionized everything we do, and continued innovation is critical to the future of our 21st Century economy. Thank you to President Trump for recognizing the need for American leadership in
A free and open internet is essential to American ingenuity and continued technological innovation. That’s why last week, I introduced the Promoting Internet Freedom and Innovation Act. This legislation is based on the Washington state law passed last year and would codify the “bright line rules” of net neutrality. It would explicitly prohibit
This week, I met with Gonzaga University President Dr. Thayne McCulloh and WSU Pullman President Dr. Kirk Schulz to talk about higher education in Eastern Washington. So proud that we have these great institutions and more here in our community.
Thanks to local leaders from Walla Walla for stopping by this week and continuing our conversations on the Highway 12 project and the Mill Creek Flood Control project. We are going to keep working hard on both of these projects for people in the Walla Walla Valley.
Last night, I spoke at the annual Rural Health Policy Institute Conference to discuss priorities for making sure those in rural Eastern Washington have access to high-quality health care. I’m proud to lead in Congress as co-chair of the Rural Health Coalition and will continue leading on issues like Medicare reimbursement, Critical Access Hospitals,
Today, I introduced the Promoting Internet Freedom and Innovation Act, which is modeled after the Washington state bill and will codify the “bright line rules” of Net Neutrality, specifically: no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. The Internet is vital to our future, and the opportunity that it provides is vital to the economic