Congressman Derek Kilmer

Representing the 6th District of Washington
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Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06), IIena Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and Jared Polis (CO-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure same-sex couples have equal rights under the Copyright Act. The Copyright and Marriage Equality Act would update the Copyright Act to ensure that when a copyright holder in a same-sex marriage dies, their rights to original works are passed along to the surviving spouse along with other kin.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced a resolution honoring the sailors of the United States Submarine Force for successfully completing their 4,000th nuclear deterrence patrol. These missions were undertaken by the ballistic missile submarine deterrent patrols.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Derek Kilmer’s (WA-06) bill to officially recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to Japanese Americans forced from their homes during World War II passed the Senate last night. The legislation was approved by the House last week and now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after voting to approve an amendment to grant President Obama limited authority to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The amendment was part of a Continuing Resolution that will continue government operations into November.  

Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a bill introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) that seeks to reverse a decline in Americans’ personal savings rates passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Last October, Rep. Kilmer and Rep. Tom Cotton (AR-04), introduced the bipartisan American Savings Promotion Act, which would allow more financial institutions to offer prize-linked savings accounts.

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May 1, 2013 In The News


Mar 27, 2013 In The News

Defense workers received varied support Tuesday, with a rally at a shipyard gate in the afternoon and town hall meeting in the evening.

Mar 19, 2013 In The News

Congressman Derek Kilmer is calling on House Speaker John Boehner to replace what he calls "mindless across the board cuts to military spending in Washington state.

Mar 1, 2013 In The News
After serving seven weeks in Congress, an uncomfortable Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., stood at the gate of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton at 5:30 on Friday morning as the $85 billion federal budget sequester kicked in, and talked to employees likely to get kicked in the teeth.

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