Join next week for my annual Spokane town hall at the Spokane Convention Center. Sign up for tickets at the link below and come out to ask questions and have your voice heard on the important issues facing our community and our country.
ABLE Accounts just launched in Washington state. I was proud to work on this legislation nationally to allow people with disabilities and their families the ability to save for their future and use those savings for living expenses. Yesterday, I held a forum in Spokane for local families to learn more.
Thanks to everyone who came out this morning to join me and the National Down Syndrome Society to learn more about the launch of ABLE Accounts in Washington state. These accounts, which were authorized by the ABLE Act that I helped get signed into law, will allow people with disabilities and their families to save for their future without jeopardizing
Because of our kept promises, people here in Eastern Washington are #BetterOffNow. Read more about our work to grow the economy and keep Americans safe and secure by reading my column in the Spokesman-Review here:
It’s Farm Bill Friday: Our farmers across Eastern Washington are #BetterOffNow because of our work to rein in Obama-era regulations and lift the tax burden. We’ve put decision-making back in their hands, but we have some more work to do.
Washington State University is the number one university in the country for U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service research. That’s why I brought the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway (R-TX) to WSU today to see the great research being done on campus.
It was great to have House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) in Spokane today to meet directly with our farmers to talk about the issues impacting agriculture. As expected, trade was a main topic, but we also discussed falling numbers, forestry, and important agriculture research. We were also able to tour a local farm that is partnering
Had a couple great town halls last week. One in my hometown of Kettle Falls. Thanks to everyone who took the time on Thursday evening to come share your thoughts with me about the issues impact the community.
Thanks to Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney for letting me join Spokane County Spotlight last week to provide an update on my work for the people of Eastern Washington. From veterans issues to combating the opioid crisis and fixing a broken immigration system, I'm working hard in the House to deliver results for people here in our community.
It was another great week in Eastern Washington this last week. I started the week out in Spokane, then made the way down to Walla Walla for some great meetings. I finished my week up north in Colville, Kettle Falls, and Republic. Looking forward to more meetings and tours around Eastern Washington next week!
Let’s keep this great work going. I was proud to bring the U.S. Forest Service interim Chief out to Eastern Washington this week to see how the work we are doing here in our community can be a model for responsible forest management all throughout the West.
Great town hall today in Republic. Thank you to everyone who came out to talk about the Danville border crossing, immigration, tax reform, veterans issues, and the local hospital. The proposed reduced hours at the border crossing is a top priority for my team and I. We are going to get to work to push back against these proposed changes.
Today, we were lucky to have interim U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen in Northeast Washington to tour the A to Z Project on the Colville National Forest and meet with local stakeholders on the collaborative approach behind this project and the benefits it brings to the community. Thanks to everyone who joined to tell the story of how our
Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the country. We need open markets for our economic livelihood. That’s why I will continue to urge the administration to move quickly in negotiating new trade deals.
Great to be in Walla Walla this morning to sit down with local officials and discuss transportation needs for the community, particularly Highway 12. I also held a Coffee with Cathy event with some members of the Walla Walla Hispanic Alliance and other concerned citizens. We discussed immigration, the ag guest worker program, affordable housing, and