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Kilmer Measure to Boost Job Training for Rural and Tribal Communities Passes House

June 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) successfully introduced a measure in the House of Representatives that could boost job training programs for rural communities and members of federally recognized Indian tribes. Kilmer’s amendment was included as part of the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act that passed the House today. The bill creates workforce development pilot projects for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TA ...

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Premera will offer individual health plans in GH

June 21, 2017

Premera Blue Cross has said it will offer individual health insurance to people living in Grays Harbor County in 2018. Just last week, none of the 11 carriers operating in Washington were willing to offer coverage to county residents who weren’t part of a group coverage plan. “Following repeated discussions, I am pleased that Premera Blue Cross has decided to offer two individual health plans to consumers in Grays Harbor County in 2018. This is welcome news for that commun ...

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After special election losses, Democrats seek winning message

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — For the fourth time since failing to retain control of the White House in November, Democrats came up short in a special election Tuesday night, missing yet another chance to flip a House seat previously held by a Republican who joined President Trump’s Cabinet. Republican Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s sixth district, a disappointing finish for Democrats who poured millions int ...

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Premera will offer individual health plans in GH

June 21, 2017

Premera Blue Cross has said it will offer individual health insurance to people living in Grays Harbor County in 2018. Just last week, none of the 11 carriers operating in Washington were willing to offer coverage to county residents who weren’t part of a group coverage plan. “Following repeated discussions, I am pleased that Premera Blue Cross has decided to offer two individual health plans to consumers in Grays Harbor County in 2018. This is welcome news for that commun ...

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After special election losses, Democrats seek winning message

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — For the fourth time since failing to retain control of the White House in November, Democrats came up short in a special election Tuesday night, missing yet another chance to flip a House seat previously held by a Republican who joined President Trump’s Cabinet. Republican Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s sixth district, a disappointing finish for Democrats who poured millions int ...

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Rep. Derek Kilmer on the budget, national parks

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., expressed concern on Wednesday on how the federal budget might hurt his district. He noted that proposals would eliminate programs that could help to create jobs places like Port Townsend and Port Angeles. Students in Tacoma would have less help with their debts. And he said other programs important to the Northwest, such an an early earthquake warning system, could also be lost. Kilmer also noted that he has h ...

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Protecting our National Parks for Future Generations

June 05, 2017

Our national park system faces a good problem. Record numbers of families, campers, and adventurers are spending time each year exploring these iconic landscapes. That’s put a strain on many of the roads visitors drive on, the centers that provide history and the trails themselves. I’ve put together a bipartisan plan for making sure our national parks remain well maintained for the next 100 years. This is personal for me because of where I was born.   ...

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Helping Students Achieve Success without Breaking the Bank

May 19, 2017

Our national park system faces a good problem. Record numbers of families, campers, and adventurers are spending time each year exploring these iconic landscapes. That’s put a strain on many of the roads visitors drive on, the centers that provide history and the trails themselves. I’ve put together a bipartisan plan for making sure our national parks remain well maintained for the next 100 years. This is personal for me because of where I was born.   ...

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Staying Accountable: 2016 By the Numbers

March 21, 2017

Our national park system faces a good problem. Record numbers of families, campers, and adventurers are spending time each year exploring these iconic landscapes. That’s put a strain on many of the roads visitors drive on, the centers that provide history and the trails themselves. I’ve put together a bipartisan plan for making sure our national parks remain well maintained for the next 100 years. This is personal for me because of where I was born.   ...

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