Tomorrow, my bill will come to the floor of the House for a vote. Dams and fish can coexist, and after more than two decades in the courtroom, let’s let scientists, not judges, manage our river system and get to work to further improve fish recovery efforts. See why this effort is so important by reading this column from Rep. Dan Newhouse, Rep. Jaime
Don’t forget, my staff will be holding mobile office hours this week in Pomeroy and Dayton. As always, people are welcome to stop by or call my Colville, Spokane, and Walla Walla offices, but these office hours provide those outside of these areas the chance to connect with staff without having to travel further. See a full list of mobile office hours
I’m excited to announce that this week, the House will vote on my bill to protect the Columbia and Snake River dams. This legislation would put into law the Biological Opinion, a collaborative agreement reached between federal, state, and local officials and agencies, sovereign Northwest tribes, and other river users to protect the dams and work to
Let’s be clear about what the Farm Bill would do, it would restore SNAP work requirements for work-capable adults (age 18-59), excluding the elderly, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and people with children under age 6. It would not make cuts to SNAP or kick anyone off. In fact, it actually raises the threshold for who would qualify for
I hope you’ll join me next Saturday, April 28, on National Drug Take Back Day, to dispose of unwanted over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Find take back sites at the Pullman, Walla Walla, and College Place Police Department’s and help do your part to combat the opioid crisis.
The number one thing I hear from local leaders in Eastern Washington, who are on the front lines combating the opioid crisis, is that they need more resources to save lives. To support them and address this need, we created the Opioid State Targeted Response grants in the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law in December 2016, for states to increase
With the spill ruling, Judge Simon is claiming to know better how to manage our river system than the local river users, state officials, sovereign northwest tribes, and federal agencies who came together to put this plan in place. My legislation will ensure their collaborative work can continue.
The First Lady’s life ended the way she lived it — with grace. To say Mrs. Bush was a beloved First Lady would be to dramatically understate her importance to this country and to a generation of Americans.
Today is the day we officially say goodbye to what was a broken tax code. Next year is going to look very different. Americans will be filing on a simpler form. They won’t have to tell the IRS whether they have insurance or not because we repealed the individual mandate. They will be taking advantage of an increased child tax credit and the doubling
This year, we should all celebrate tax day for the first time … ever. Why? Because it’s the last time you and your families will ever file under the old, broken tax system. It’s the last time you will file under a tax code that works against you rather than for you—a tax code that made it difficult for families and small businesses to get by,
Last year’s severe weather took a toll on local infrastructure, especially in our rural counties who are already operating on thin budgets. Entire roadways were washed out, forcing our counties to declare states of emergency. These were disasters, and I’m pleased to see the Trump Administration recognize them as such and set money aside to assist
This week, I announced staff-led mobile office hours for the next four months. Want to have your voice heard? Need assistance with a federal issue? Feel free to stop by, no appointment necessary. As always, you’re welcome to come by my offices in Spokane, Colville, and Walla Walla during business hours.