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Kilmer, Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop the Outsourcing of American Jobs

March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Doug Collins (R-GA) reintroduced a bill to prevent employers from sending jobs overseas by abusing a temporary visa program. The legislation would stop employers that are awarded temporary visas through the H-1B program from using them to train workers in the United States then move those jobs to another country. H-1B visas allow American businesses to hire foreign professio ...

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Kilmer Statement on President Trump's Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Vice-Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued a statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.  “This proposal is irresponsible and unserious,” said Kilmer. “It’s irresponsible because of the damage it would do to the folks I represent and to our economy.  I’m all about jobs. But the Trump budget would hurt our ability to prepare f ...

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Kilmer Calls on Trump Administration to Increase Support for Pell Grants to Make Post-Secondary Education More Affordable

March 14, 2017

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called on President Trump to increase the purchasing power of federal Pell Grants to make college more affordable. In a letter to the President signed by 43 members, Kilmer pointed out that Pell Grants should be tied to inflation to keep up with the rising costs of secondary education. Kilmer noted that for the 2014-2015 school year, 8 ...

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Port dredging, decades in the making, celebrated Wednesday

December 15, 2016

Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Jack Thompson was in a reflective mood when he took the podium at the Port’s Deeper Draft Phase II celebration Wednesday evening. “This whole thing started in 1976,” he said. “The commissioners at that time – Hans Bielski, Neil Logue and John Stevens – had the vision and had the wisdom to start the Deeper Draft process.” Thompson said “It is the result of their vision” ...

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Edmonds seeks funding for overpass to waterfront

December 15, 2016

The city has a plan for ensuring emergency access to the city’s waterfront — building a $24 million overpass. Now it’s making the case for money for the project with federal and state officials. Last week, city representatives, including Mayor Dave Earling, flew to the nation’s capital. They explained the need for the project to representatives of the federal Department of Transportation as well as U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, staff of U.S. Sen. Patty Murr ...

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New law includes mental health care reforms for children

December 14, 2016

Legislation aimed at improving mental health treatment nationwide was signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama as part of a significant health care reform package. The 21st Century Cures Act commits billions of dollars for cancer research and to help fight the opioid epidemic, but it also includes reforms to expand mental health treatment, ensure coverage by insurance companies and increase the number of mental health providers throughout the country. The l ...

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Staying Accountable: 2016 By the Numbers

March 21, 2017

Staying accessible and accountable to the folks I represent is important to me.  I work for you! To that end, we started to keep a running tally of the money we’ve saved folks and the number of people who have contacted us for help. That’s because casework is one of the most important things my office does. We are re-starting the count for 2017, but here’s a look back at what we did in 2016. Sta ...

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Celebrating 100 Kilmer at Your Company Visits

December 06, 2016

Staying accessible and accountable to the folks I represent is important to me.  I work for you! To that end, we started to keep a running tally of the money we’ve saved folks and the number of people who have contacted us for help. That’s because casework is one of the most important things my office does. We are re-starting the count for 2017, but here’s a look back at what we did in 2016. Sta ...

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Saying Thanks

November 28, 2016

Staying accessible and accountable to the folks I represent is important to me.  I work for you! To that end, we started to keep a running tally of the money we’ve saved folks and the number of people who have contacted us for help. That’s because casework is one of the most important things my office does. We are re-starting the count for 2017, but here’s a look back at what we did in 2016. Sta ...

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