Did you know- The United States could more than double hydropower production without building a new dam? Hydropower is clean, renewable, reliable, and affordable. I celebrate Eastern Washington’s dams and all the benefits they bring to our region today on #NationalHydropowerDay
Today is #StartupDay2019. America is a global leader in innovation thanks to our start ups and entrepreneurs. Small businesses continue to be the engine of our economy, creating 30 percent of all annual employment gains in the last decade. See my full Op Ed with U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan below:
Secretary Ben Carson and I sat down with local leaders to tour and learn about the Spokane EnVision Center today. This center will serve as a centralized hub for non-profits to provide a helping hand in support of: (1) Economic Empowerment, (2) Educational Advancement, (3) Health and Wellness, and (4) Character and Leadership.
This center is a model
Itron is leading the way in reducing waste and modernizing our nation’s infrastructure. I sat down with Tom Deitrich, the new CEO, to learn about his vision for the future. Technology is easing the administrative burden on utilities and alerting them of potential problems before they occur.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia continue to hurt our communities and devastate families. That’s why I led in significantly increasing funding for Alzheimer’s research last year. This week, I sat down with the Spokane Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to listen and learn how I can help. We talked about how essential education and funding are and
Full house in Colville this week as we sat down to discuss rural broadband. High speed internet is basic infrastructure for the 21st century economy. Microsoft, local ISPs, Colville residents, and many others sat down to discuss how we can work together to bridge the rural digital divide. As technology becomes increasingly integrated into our businesses,
Today at my technology and innovation coalition meeting, I talked with local leaders about the need to invest in increased rural broadband connectively, cybersecurity, and how precision agriculture can help lead us into the future of farming. Thanks to everyone who came out!
Interested in asking a question at my town hall tonight but can’t make it in person? I will be taking a few questions from here on Facebook, so leave your question in a comment below.
In case you need details: 5:30 pm tonight at the Globe Room at Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University. Hope to see you there.
The American economy is booming, and local businesses like Precision Cutting Technology are feeling this in their workplace. A job is the best opportunity you can give someone. Companies like PCT enable their workers by assisting them through trade school and training them on the job. College is not the right choice for everyone, and PCT provides a
My heart breaks for the grieving families and communities in Texas and Ohio. I’m anxious for more answers, and like so many Americans, I’m angry. As we wait to learn more, one fact is clear—violence motivated by white nationalism is terrorism. It’s evil and has no place here.
Thanks to those who joined for a Coffee with Cathy this week in Walla Walla. I’m always inspired by talking to people in Eastern Washington who are working hard and doing their part to build stronger families and stronger communities.
Rural broadband is basic infrastructure in today’s 21st Century economy. I want to make sure our rural communities are connected so they have every opportunity as those in urban areas. Thanks to this great group of local leaders for joining me this week to figure out how we make that happen.
This report, like many others before it, fails to consider the consequences of dam breaching for communities and industries throughout the Northwest. It does, however, confirm that removing the Snake River dams will lead to an increase in carbon emissions, an increase in your electricity bills, and billions in spending to make up for lost infrastructure.
Thanks to these young leaders from the Walla Walla YMCA Youth and Government program for hosting me at their forum today. They asked important questions about what I’m working on and the issues facing the Walla Walla Valley.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and it’s leader Dr. Francis Collins, are doing amazing research for those with Down Syndrome. Those with Down Syndrome have a much higher occurrence of Alzheimer’s than the population at large, leading to brand new research paths that I’m excited by.
I was encouraged to tell you about DS Connect (https://dsconnect.nih.gov/),