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Coffman bill extending mental health services to vets without honorable discharge passes 1st House test

July 20, 2017

AURORA | U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s bill to expand mental health services to veterans who left the service without an honorable discharge passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs on Wednesday. Currently veterans who were dishonorably discharged can’t access veterans’ services including mental health care. The Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide initial mental h ...

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Washington State added to fisheries disaster legislation

July 20, 2017

ILWACO, Wash. — Relief is making its way from Washington, D.C., to coastal communities facing economic hardship from tough fishing seasons. U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, have tacked $20 million for Washington state fishery disasters onto a federal spending bill. “This is meeting a need,” Herrera Beutler said. “Making sure folks can work and take care of their families is critical.” The House Appropriations Committee in ...

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House revives Sea Grant program, marked for extinction by Trump

July 18, 2017

The National Sea Grant College program, targeted for elimination in the Trump budget, has gained new life in Congress. The House Appropriati ...

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Coffman bill extending mental health services to vets without honorable discharge passes 1st House test

July 20, 2017

AURORA | U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s bill to expand mental health services to veterans who left the service without an honorable discharge passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs on Wednesday. Currently veterans who were dishonorably discharged can’t access veterans’ services including mental health care. The Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide initial mental h ...

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Washington State added to fisheries disaster legislation

July 20, 2017

ILWACO, Wash. — Relief is making its way from Washington, D.C., to coastal communities facing economic hardship from tough fishing seasons. U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, have tacked $20 million for Washington state fishery disasters onto a federal spending bill. “This is meeting a need,” Herrera Beutler said. “Making sure folks can work and take care of their families is critical.” The House Appropriations Committee in ...

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House revives Sea Grant program, marked for extinction by Trump

July 18, 2017

The National Sea Grant College program, targeted for elimination in the Trump budget, has gained new life in Congress. The House Appropriati ...

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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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