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Kilmer Named to Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

February 23, 2018

TACOMA, Wash.—Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) was named to Congress’s new Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. The bipartisan committee was created to propose long-term changes to Congress’s budgeting process and, ultimately, end the dysfunction that has produced government shutdowns and temporary spending plans. “I’ve long said Congress is a fixer-upper. The budget process is in the most urgent need of re ...

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Enough is Enough

February 20, 2018

I write this week knowing that I’m competing for your time with the Olympics, so I’ll try to make this read faster than an American speedskater with a half-second advantage on a Dutch rival. In addition to feeling pretty old seeing all the young faces on Team USA and brushing up on my air triple axel techniques, I’ve been heartened to see Americans from every part of the country competing so hard in South Korea. It is so cool to see these folks who’ve spent their whole ...

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Kilmer on Russian Indictments: Protect the 2018 Elections, Pass Honest Ads Act Now

February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering in US elections. According to the indictment, the Russians “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system” and “made various expenditures ...

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The seeds of a moderate movement must be nurtured

December 12, 2017

Ten years ago, The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein wrote a book, “The Second Civil War,” describing and lamenting the polarization and paralysis afflicting American politics. Since then, America has become an even more divided country, its political partisans split into tribes that literally hate each other. The trend has been  ...

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Retiring Olympic College president's legacy seen "in the success of every student"

December 04, 2017

BREMERTON — Retiring Olympic College President David Mitchell oversaw $150 million in capital projects during his 15-year tenure. Mitchell is proud of the buildings that expanded opportunities on three campuses, but he most wants people to remember "that I cared about students." Mitchell, with less than a month left at the helm, is optimistic about the future of the college, which he says is poised to grow. ...

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Congressman Kilmer brings national debate to Port Gamble

November 30, 2017

PORT GAMBLE — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, recently visited Olympic Outdoor Center to discuss increases in national-park entry fees proposed by the Department of the Interior. Under the proposed plan, peak season entry fees at 17 popular national parks (including Olympic National Park) could rise to as much as $70 per week with vehicle. A seven-day visitor pass with a car at Olympic National Park today costs $25. According to Kilmer, such increases would be cost ...

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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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