“Just like everyone else, people with Down syndrome have dreams and aspirations. They want to go to college, find a career and pursue their passions. For many, that means finding a job that empowers them to live meaningful and independent lives.” Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
Thanks to everyone who joined for my town hall yesterday, my fifth of the year. I make it a priority to hear from people here in our community and take what I hear to get results on your behalf. Stay tuned for more events this year!
Technology and innovation will continue to play a critical role in our 21st Century economy. That’s why I launched a tech and innovation coalition group today to hear from some of the people in Eastern Washington who are on the front lines of tech, data privacy, the Internet of Things, and more. I’m excited to continue these conversations moving
The reality is that socialism and communist regimes destroy the human right of women and girls. We should celebrate American values of freedom, free markets, and self-determination that have empowered women to shine and find opportunities to pursue our dreams.
Thanks to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association for inviting me to join you this week to talk about the importance of our Columbia and Snake River power system. I will continue to fight for our dams and hydropower as a whole in Congress.
The New Zealand terror attack targeting Muslims where they worship is absolutely heartbreaking. It defies the values that we all hold dear-- the freedom to worship, the dignity of all life, and the love for our neighbors. My prayers for strength are with the people of New Zealand.
Happy National Agriculture Day to all of the farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders here in our communities. Agriculture isn’t just our number one industry, it’s a way of life in Eastern Washington.
What do a Top Chef, Congresswoman, Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Indy Car Driver, and Triple Crown winner all have in common? We’re all alumni of 4-H. Leadership comes in all shapes & sizes, and I’m grateful for 4-H's work to inspire our nation’s next generation of dynamic leaders.
As this column from the Washington Post says, instead of going back to the old net neutrality rules, “Lawmakers would do better to focus on the three bright-line prohibitions on which most parties have come to agree. Those are bans on blocking websites and services, as well as slowing them down or speeding them up to favor a company’s own content
This week, I met with Brent and Bob, two Washington state leaders of the Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America. We discussed caregiver expansion and the Specially Adapted Housing Program, as well as other issues impacting paralyzed veterans and our veteran community at large. Thank you, Brent and Bob, for your leadership on behalf of your fellow veterans.
Thanks to the local county commissioners who stopped by this week to talk about issues impacting our rural counties in Eastern Washington. We are working to permanently fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs so these counties have certainty.
Today, on International Women's Day, I’m excited to celebrate women like Anne McClain, from Spokane, who will make history with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station later this month.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) plays an important role in helping protect and recover threatened species, but when those species have been recovered, then we’ve met the goals of the ESA and we should turn our focus to letting local communities and states manage those animal populations. This is the case for the gray wolf and is why I support President