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…
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...
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.
Last week, I spoke to the Military Spouse JD Network about my work to support military families. This year, as co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) and I will co-host the Military Family Summit here at Fairchild Air Force Base to discuss the unique challenges that our military families face.
This week, I supported legislation in the House to make Yucca Mountain and the responsible clean up at the Hanford Nuclear Site a reality. For nuclear energy to be part of our ‘all of the above’ approach to energy, it’s important that any decisions be made with science and safety in mind -- not politics.
Yesterday, I introduced the Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act to authorize a land transfer between the federal government and the Port of Whitman that will allow the port to continue their economic expansion efforts and give land to the government to meet the needs of fish and wildlife mitigation efforts.
This week, I sent out an email newsletter explaining why the rescissions package that President Trump has sent to Congress will not impact CHIP services, despite misleading claims by some to the contrary. Get the facts and read my newsletter below:
Great news for area farmers on the Columbia Basin Project and the Odessa aquifer replacement. Agriculture is Washington’s number one industry, and this project will ensure Columbia Basin irrigation districts can provide the water needed to grow our crops and fuel our economy. Thank you to Commissioner Burman and the Bureau of Reclamation for being