Great to have WSU President Kirk Schulz stop by the office today! It’s always good to get an update on the great work being done at WSU, particularly the agriculture research that is helping lead our region and the world.
After historic tax reform and our work to rein in Obama-era regulations, unemployment is at historic lows, job openings are at record highs, paychecks are growing, and wages are rising. Here in Washington state, the average wage increase just hit a 10-year high.
This trip was an opportunity for us to tell the positive story of Eastern Washington agriculture. Thanks to all the farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders who came out to share that positive story with Secretary Perdue.
Russia is not a friend to the United States or our allies. There’s no question that they meddled in our election, and all evidence points to Putin’s direct involvement. In order to put America first, the President must hold Russia accountable for their adversarial actions and their continued efforts to undermine our democratic institutions. I supported
I joined Bloomberg yesterday to explain how our pro-growth agenda is making life easier for people in Eastern Washington and across the country. We’ve followed through on our promises, and because of that, people are #BetterOffNow.
Our country is stronger and Americans are more optimistic than ever. Thanks to our Better Way Agenda, people in Eastern Washington and all across the country are #BetterOffNow. Check out how we’re delivering for you at http://better.gop
Today, companies are coming home, 3.7 million new jobs have been created since President Trump’s election, and there are historically low levels of unemployment. It’s a comeback story that we said was possible in our Better Way agenda, and over the past two years, we delivered. As a result, Americans are #BetterOffNow.
"It is the opposite of the trend from 2010 to 2012, when the unemployment rate was falling but simultaneously millions of Americans gave up even looking for work. That’s good news because it implies that the United States economy isn’t overheating, and that it may have yet more growth potential than has been obvious."
This border crossing is a vital corridor for people that live in Ferry County to access Grand Forks, British Columbia. I’m very concerned about the proposed reduction in hours at the Danville POE because of the negative effect it will have on these communities.
I applaud and support President Trump’s decision to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He has a proven record of protecting the rule of law, and I trust that he will faithfully uphold the Constitution that we cherish as citizens of this great nation.
I was so glad to have Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue join me in Eastern Washington this week to meet directly with our farmers. Thank you to everyone who joined for the visit to help tell the positive story of Eastern Washington agriculture. If we don’t tell our story, someone else will.
“Regionally, the economy is doing pretty well, which has created the ability or reason for people to move here.” Our pro-growth policies are improving the economic outlook all across the country, including here in Eastern Washington.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined me in Eastern Washington this week to discuss any possible effects a trade war could have on our farmers and producers. I stressed the importance that farmers should be top-of-mind during all of the administration’s trade decisions.
Congress is a 19th Century institution using 20th Century technology to try and solve 21st Century problems. That’s not how it should be, which is why I’m leading in innovation to change the way we do business so we can work to build trust and get results for the people we represent.