I hope you’ll join me next Saturday, April 28, on National Drug Take Back Day, to dispose of unwanted over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Find take back sites at the Pullman, Walla Walla, and College Place Police Department’s and help do your part to combat the opioid crisis.
The number one thing I hear from local leaders in Eastern Washington, who are on the front lines combating the opioid crisis, is that they need more resources to save lives. To support them and address this need, we created the Opioid State Targeted Response grants in the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law in December 2016, for states to increase
With the spill ruling, Judge Simon is claiming to know better how to manage our river system than the local river users, state officials, sovereign northwest tribes, and federal agencies who came together to put this plan in place. My legislation will ensure their collaborative work can continue.
The First Lady’s life ended the way she lived it — with grace. To say Mrs. Bush was a beloved First Lady would be to dramatically understate her importance to this country and to a generation of Americans.
Today is the day we officially say goodbye to what was a broken tax code. Next year is going to look very different. Americans will be filing on a simpler form. They won’t have to tell the IRS whether they have insurance or not because we repealed the individual mandate. They will be taking advantage of an increased child tax credit and the doubling
This year, we should all celebrate tax day for the first time … ever. Why? Because it’s the last time you and your families will ever file under the old, broken tax system. It’s the last time you will file under a tax code that works against you rather than for you—a tax code that made it difficult for families and small businesses to get by,
Last year’s severe weather took a toll on local infrastructure, especially in our rural counties who are already operating on thin budgets. Entire roadways were washed out, forcing our counties to declare states of emergency. These were disasters, and I’m pleased to see the Trump Administration recognize them as such and set money aside to assist
This week, I announced staff-led mobile office hours for the next four months. Want to have your voice heard? Need assistance with a federal issue? Feel free to stop by, no appointment necessary. As always, you’re welcome to come by my offices in Spokane, Colville, and Walla Walla during business hours.
This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held our third hearing of the spring to discuss what can be done to address the opioid epidemic and bring solutions that will make a difference in our communities. Some of the ideas being discussed are implementing doctor prescribing guidelines, expanding prescription drug monitoring programs, providing
This week, President Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act to hold accountable sites that make it easier for human trafficking to occur. These people are targeting our children, families, friends, and neighbors, and it’s time we put a stop to it.
Steve, a Spokane native, is a hero to me and to so many of us in Eastern Washington. As a tireless advocate for those with ALS and other degenerative diseases, Steve has helped usher legislation through Congress to permanently provide access to important speech-generating devices for those who’ve lost their ability to communicate. He has chosen to
Today, I sat down with new White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow to continue urging the administration to rethink their tariffs and put farmers first. Agriculture is Eastern Washington's number one industry and its success means the success of our economy. I will continue to advocate for smart trade policies that are good for Eastern Washington.