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Kilmer to Congress: “Do your job. Debate HHS detention center funding.”

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—The House Committee on Appropriations delayed a subcommittee markup scheduled for tomorrow on a funding bill that controls spending for the Department of Health and Human Services, one of the government agencies that runs the centers where the Trump Administration is detaining children separated from their parents. The Department of Homeland Security also operates detention centers. The markup could have forced a recorded vote on whether or not government funds should be ...

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Kilmer Amends Appropriations Bill to Demand Online Political Ad Transparency Report

June 15, 2018

KILMER: “Americans deserve to know who’s buying the political ads they see online. Congress should pass the Honest Ads Act so transparency is the law, and the Federal Elections Commission should have a clear plan to make the system more transparent.” WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) successfully amended a House spending bill to demand a new report from the Federal Election Commission on how it plan ...

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Army Corps announces additional $4 million for Harbor dredging, breakwater repair

June 14, 2018

An additional $4.255 million for operations and maintenance work was released Monday by the Army Corps of Engineers for shoreline revetment and navigation in Grays Harbor County. The additional funding will be used for extended maintenance dredging of Grays Harbor and repair of the Point Chehalis breakwater in Westport. The additional funding brings the total operations and maintenance for Grays Harbor to $15.965 million for the fiscal year 2018. “This additional federal ...

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Army Corps announces additional $4 million for Harbor dredging, breakwater repair

June 14, 2018

An additional $4.255 million for operations and maintenance work was released Monday by the Army Corps of Engineers for shoreline revetment and navigation in Grays Harbor County. The additional funding will be used for extended maintenance dredging of Grays Harbor and repair of the Point Chehalis breakwater in Westport. The additional funding brings the total operations and maintenance for Grays Harbor to $15.965 million for the fiscal year 2018. “This additional federal ...

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India decision to increase tariff on apples to hit US growers, say Congressmen

June 12, 2018

A bipartisan group of about a dozen influential lawmakers today said the recent Indian decision to increase tariff on apples from 50 percent to 80 percent would hurt growers of the fruit in America. The lawmakers also alleged that India was abusing rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). On May 28, India notified the WTO that it plans to raise its tariff before June 21 on apples from the already very high level of 50 percent to 80 percent. India describes th ...

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Trump optimistic, Kilmer skeptical after North Korea summit

June 12, 2018

President Trump says his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was honest, direct and productive. Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearization. Democratic Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer weighed in on this today on the KOMO Morning News with Gregg Hersholt and Manda Factor.  ...

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My Vote on H.J.Res. 123

December 08, 2017

Yesterday, the House voted on a “continuing resolution” which is a short-term spending plan that temporarily funds the government for the next two weeks, until December 22nd, 2017. Although I was deeply concerned about the potential for a government shutdown, I opposed this measure because I feel strongly that Congress should pass a bipartisan, long-term spending plan. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any progress made towards this goal since we ...

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My Votes This Week

October 27, 2017

Yesterday, the House voted on a “continuing resolution” which is a short-term spending plan that temporarily funds the government for the next two weeks, until December 22nd, 2017. Although I was deeply concerned about the potential for a government shutdown, I opposed this measure because I feel strongly that Congress should pass a bipartisan, long-term spending plan. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any progress made towards this goal since we ...

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My Vote on H.R. 2266, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017

October 12, 2017

Yesterday, the House voted on a “continuing resolution” which is a short-term spending plan that temporarily funds the government for the next two weeks, until December 22nd, 2017. Although I was deeply concerned about the potential for a government shutdown, I opposed this measure because I feel strongly that Congress should pass a bipartisan, long-term spending plan. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any progress made towards this goal since we ...

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