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...
Access to high-speed broadband has become crucial to economic success. It is the infrastructure of the 21st century. Unfortunately, many rural Americans have been left behind, without access to broadband internet. To make matters worse, inaccurate broadband mapping and data has greatly overstated the coverage rural Americans are receiving, depriving
This study is a waste of state taxpayer dollars. We stand with the people of Central and Eastern Washington who rely on the Snake River dams in calling for Governor Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget.
A single national standard for data privacy in America is the only way to ensure you know how your data is being collected, used, and kept safe. A patchwork of state laws would fragment the internet and drive up the cost of the services you use.
“Breaching the dams would end barge navigation on the Snake River and force nearly 10 million tons of commercial cargo, valued at $3 billion, onto our roads and rails, adding wear and tear, not to mention increased levels of air pollution and traffic congestion. For comparison’s sake, a typical four-barge tow moves the same amount of cargo as 140
Combatting veteran suicide is the top clinical priority of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. On average, 20 veterans commit suicide every day. This trend is staggering and heartbreaking.
As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, I was happy to host a Congressional briefing this week about how data has revealed new and innovative
Traci, my District Director, went to Spokane’s Let Freedom Ring breakfast this morning in support of our military, first responders, and their families. Thanks to everyone who joined to show support for Eastern Washington heroes.
Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day for us to reflect on the people who have lost their lives in pursuit of a safer community for us and our families. Today, I met with some families from Washington state, families who experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved on in the line of duty in the last year. Let us remember these brave men and women
For seniors, people with disabilities, and people with chronic medical conditions, access to durable medical equipment is fundamental. I’m proud to reintroduce this legislation with Congressman Dave Loebsack to reverse cuts to reimbursements rates in rural areas so people in Eastern Washington have access to this equipment.
This grant is great news for Davenport and the Lincoln County community at large. Thank you to the Trump administration for continuing to invest in Eastern Washington infrastructure and for prioritizing the needs of rural America.
Now that I am a mom of three and watch them grow, I am more in awe and appreciation of my mom — her sacrifice for my brother and me, her faithful love, her support and encouragement through every high and low of life’s journey. No one does more or feels more for me than her! Thank you, mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
America has led the world in medical innovation, and in order for us to continue to find cures and breakthroughs, we need innovative approaches to research. This legislation will create unique financial institutions to help support projects at small labs, universities, and other research centers.
Access to broadband is basic infrastructure in today’s 21st Century economy, but every time I’m in Eastern Washington, I hear from people in our rural communities who are being left behind by a growing digital divide. I’m proud to cosponsor this legislation that passed the House today to help change that.
What an honor to meet this impressive 5th grader this week! Zane is from Spokane and is here in Washington, D.C. to compete in the ACSI National Spelling Bee Competition. His favorite word is “antidisestablishmentarianism.” Good luck, Zane!