RULE BILLS **A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a…
For far too long we’ve had too many military planes that cannot fly, too many ships that cannot sail, too many soldiers who cannot deploy, while too many threats gather around the world. Under President Trump, we’ve returned to making our military a priority and we’re continuing our work to rebuild and restore readiness. The National Defense Authorization
Glad to see the Senate finally following the House’s lead on restoring trust with reforms that protect victims and ensure Members of Congress are held to the highest standard. There's no room for harassment in any workplace. There should be zero tolerance for it on Capitol Hill.
Clearly, for America to be a diplomatic power, we must be a military power. To be a military power, we have to be an economic power. It’s all connected. That’s why I’m so encouraged by the results we are seeing because of our work to cut taxes and to create a better regulatory environment.
Today, Canada announced that they will officially re-enter negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty. This is big news for people here in the Pacific Northwest! It’s my hope that we can update and rebalance the terms of this agreement so it can remain mutually-beneficial into the 21st Century.
Today, I had a phone call with Robert Wilkie who was nominated last week to serve as our next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. I appreciate his leadership and commitment to providing the best access and care for our veterans, and he told me today that he would like to come out and meet with veterans here in Eastern Washington. We also discussed the need
I’ve been urging the administration from the beginning to reverse course on tariffs and pursue more targeted approaches that keep farmers and producers in Eastern Washington at the forefront. I’m extremely supportive of President Trump putting these tariffs on hold so we can find a better solution to hold China accountable.
Last week, I joined for the AcceptAbility Gala to celebrate ability and what every person has to offer. I was also able to see Frank Stephens a self-advocate who testified in front of Congress last fall. I will never forget what he said in his testimony, he said, “I’m a man with Down Syndrome, and my life is worth living.” Frank and so many others
So great to join for the 80th annual Armed Forces Torchlight yesterday — the largest in the world. Proud to represent a community that honors our men and women in uniform. Thank you to all who have served in our military.
Sickening news out of Santa Fe, TX. As we anxiously wait to learn more about the shooting, my heart is with the students, their families and teachers, and law enforcement. Together, we need to be asking the difficult questions: Why? What’s causing people to feel lost and alone? What’s leading them to choose violence? These questions can be difficult
To all women-- past and present-- who have bravely answered the call to serve, thank you. It was great to take part this morning in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery #MilitaryAppreciationMonth
By getting the economy growing we are providing more opportunities for people here in Eastern Washington. My goal for Eastern Washington, and our country, is for it to be a place where we are creating jobs, growing businesses, and providing opportunities so people can live their American Dream.
Today, the Senate is expected to vote on legislation that reduces privacy protections that are meant to keep your information safe and returns us to Obama-era net neutrality rules that stifled innovation and investment in rural communities. I support an open Internet, and I always have, but there is a better way to ensure consumer protections without
This week, the House will move forward on the 2018 Farm Bill, legislation to provide certainty for our farmers and make sensible reforms to federal nutrition programs. There’s a lot of misleading rhetoric out there about what this bill will do. First, it makes no cuts to SNAP. It restores work requirements and makes major investments in SNAP Employment
This week is Police Week, and as we celebrate our men and women in uniform and thank them for putting their lives on the line to keep our communities safe, we also reflect on those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. So far this year, we’ve had 53 officer fatalities in America. This week, we all join in reflecting on these sacrifices and
I’ve led in calling for accountability for Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to help address the rising cost and lack of transparency when it comes to prescription drugs. I’m glad to see the administration acknowledge the need to address PBMs and the role they play in the skyrocketing of drug costs here in our country.
I’m keeping an eye on this flooding in Eastern Washington and am in communication with local and state officials and the administration about what our options are for assistance. Please stay safe if you are in affected counties, get to higher ground, and be prepared to evacuate if it becomes necessary.