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
This legislation will extend the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program through Fiscal Year 2020 so that our rural communities can continue to fund important infrastructure projects, public education, law enforcement, and other essential services.
This legislation will work to meet the needs of rural and underserved communities through access to a new generation of primary care medical professionals. We fought to get this program extended in 2017, and now it’s time to reinvest in a longer extension and increased funding so we can provide certainty for the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, and
I’m so thankful for the Spokane Vet Center and all of our vet centers here in Eastern Washington who work every day to provide resources to our heroes. I was excited to see their great work featured by NBC News this week!
Yesterday, I joined Google for an event at Regal Elementary to encourage students to think about careers in computer science. America is leading the world in technological innovation, and in order for that to continue, we need to encourage our young people to get involved, invent the next big thing, and build the future. Thanks to Google for coming
Today we celebrated the announcement of two BUILD Grants from the Department of Transportation for important infrastructure projects here in Eastern Washington. The first will help repair portions of the Palouse and Coulee City Shortline Rail System to ensure our farmers have a reliable mode of transportation to get their crops to market, and the second
Today, on Memorial Day, we honor a debt we can never fully repay – the sacrifice of our servicemen and women. Though there are no words to properly express our gratitude to them, the memories of the fallen will forever live on in the communities that loved them.