Congressman Derek Kilmer

Representing the 6th District of Washington
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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Steve Russell (R-OK) introduced a bill to make sure military retirees have fair access to jobs with the Department of Defense. Under current law, servicemembers who retire have to wait 180 before even applying for civilian jobs at military facilities like the Pentagon.

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Derek Kilmer applauded the President for including $8.2 million in his budget proposal to Congress to bring the early earthquake warning system for the West Coast online.

Feb 8, 2016 Press Release

TACOMA, WA - In order to hear directly from residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District, Representative Derek Kilmer has announced that he will be holding seven town halls throughout the region. Town halls are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to hear an update on Congress and ask questions.

Feb 8, 2016 eNewsletters
We know that we have a lot of work to do to fix a broken Congress. Two weeks ago, legislation was not the only thing that was stuck in place as Snowpocalypse 2016 hit Washington, D.C. The snowy mess gave me additional days to work in our region and I enjoyed meeting and listening to many of you – and a chance to chow down on some tasty Lutefisk. What can I say? It’s growing on me. (Honestly, if you put enough butter and bacon bits on anything, it can be… palatable).
Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

BREMERTON, WA – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) met with civilian defense workers in Keyport and detailed newly passed protections for Americans impacted by hacking attacks on the Office of Personnel Management.

In The News

Feb 8, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer is calling for more access to a life-saving antidote to heroin overdose, particularly in rural areas that need it most.

Feb 8, 2016 In The News

Federal agencies and university scientists are making progress on the deployment of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast.

Feb 2, 2016 In The News

A University of Washington seismologist is participating in a White House summit Tuesday that will focus on national earthquake preparedness. The event will be webcast live from 9:30 a.m.

Feb 1, 2016 In The News

With common issues such as storm and tsunami protection, shoreline erosion, and maintaining aging infrastructure, a Coastal Coalition of Central Washington cities is starting to form anew to build

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