Great to meet you yesterday, America! Congratulations on winning the Congressional Art Competition for Eastern Washington and getting to come here to the nation’s capital to see your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building. I look forward to seeing it for the next year as I walk to the House of Representatives every day.
Transparency is one of the best ways for us to address what’s driving the cost of health care in America. People in Eastern Washington deserve to have detailed cost information and I applaud President Trump for moving in that direction.
Due to the loss of potential tax revenues on federal lands in affected areas, PILT funds from the Department of Interior help rural counties, who are already faced with financial uncertainty, keep their doors open. I was proud to lead in reauthorizing this program and thank the Department of the Interior for allocating this funding to provide certainty
The Next Generation of 911 is here and Washington is helping lead the way. A coalition of law enforcement and first responders talked to me recently about the revolutionary new system they are developing to respond to the worst of situations. The future of 911 will integrate between departments, districts, and even states to ensure that everything is
Today is Flag Day! I snapped this picture last month at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony. Our flag is a constant reminder of the freedom we enjoy as Americans and that they come at a cost.
One year ago today, I was honored by Sandy Hook Promise as their 2018 Promise Champion because of my work in Congress to keep schools safe from violence. My goal is to continue working to secure the rights of law-abiding citizens while keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have access.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to close or reassign Conservation Job Corps Centers across the country, including the one we have in Ferry County. Today, I supported an amendment to stop that from happening and keep one of the largest employers in Ferry County open.
Thank you to the Washington Farm Bureau for stopping by the office yesterday. Always good to hear what issues our farmers are facing. I'm committed to working with the Trump administration to get USMCA signed into law so we can continue negotiating other trade deals to open markets for Eastern Washington farmers.
People like Pete Charriere are why I'm a strong supporter of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). As a cattleman, he relies on selling beef to Canadian markets. Washington is one of the most trade-dependent states in the nation, and I’m happy to stand with the farmers, ranchers, producers, and manufacturers of Eastern Washington by fighting
Access to broadband is basic infrastructure in our 21st Century economy, but for too many people, including many in rural Eastern Washington, it’s still not a reality. This legislation will revamp the broadband mapping process so that federal agencies and private industry are able to target improvements to the areas that need it most and finally bridge
Forever grateful to our greatest generation. Today, on the 75th anniversary of D Day, we remember their courage. They exemplified the highest levels of leadership and bravery to protect our Freedom. God bless them, and may God bless the USA.
We should be focusing on ability and celebrating what every person has to offer, which is why we need to reduce the barriers to employment for people with disabilities. The CAPABILITY Act will provide access to customized employment plans and competitive integrated employment so that every person is empowered to achieve their version of the American