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Kilmer Presses Trump Administration Officials on Why Budget Proposal Cuts Manufacturing and Coastal Protection Initiatives that Help Olympic Peninsula

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, during a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) pressed Trump Administration officials for answers as to why programs that create jobs and protect rural communities are cut in their proposed budget. Kilmer asked the Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, why a program that provided a key investment to help Port Angeles’s Composite Recycling Technology Center open was slated for elimination. He also sought an explanation fo ...

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Kilmer Pushes Trump Administration Officials on Proposed Cuts to Rural Jobs Programs

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, during a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) pushed Trump Administration officials to explain cuts to rural jobs programs in their proposed budget. Kilmer asked the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, why an initiative to promote forest collaboratives to help timber communities and another to repair roads and trails to expand outdoor access were cut in the President’s budget proposal. Agriculture Secretar ...

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Lawmakers aim to 'get smart' about A.I. with help from giants like Amazon, Google, and IBM

May 24, 2017

Rep. John K. Delaney, D-Md., wants to help the government to "get smart" about artificial intelligence. On Wednesday, he announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, which will look to inform lawmakers on the current state of AI and then push for policy that could boost economic activity around AI and help citizens whose jobs are being replaced by automation. As part of the effort, Delaney told CNBC, he has met with  ...

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Lawmakers aim to 'get smart' about A.I. with help from giants like Amazon, Google, and IBM

May 24, 2017

Rep. John K. Delaney, D-Md., wants to help the government to "get smart" about artificial intelligence. On Wednesday, he announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, which will look to inform lawmakers on the current state of AI and then push for policy that could boost economic activity around AI and help citizens whose jobs are being replaced by automation. As part of the effort, Delaney told CNBC, he has met with  ...

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No Good News for FAA Space Office in FY2018 Request

May 24, 2017

After successfully fighting to get a budget boost in FY2017, the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is back to the drawing board in the Trump Administration's FY2018 request.  The office won a $2 million increase to $19.8 million in FY2017, but the FY2018 request is back down to $17.9 billion. The FAA's budget request also includes funding for a space traffic management pilot project. Advocates for AST have insisted for years that more resources -- money and pe ...

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Congressman Kilmer vows to oppose the Trump budget

May 23, 2017

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) said he would fight President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, and noted he’s heard no support for cutting funding that provides for seniors and families in need. Kilmer, vice ranking member for the House Appropriations Committee and Washington’s 6th District congressman, released the following statement after President Trump officially released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal: “I meet with hundreds of businesse ...

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Helping Students Achieve Success without Breaking the Bank

May 19, 2017

Recently, Congress approved a bill to fund the government with broad, bipartisan suppo ...

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Staying Accountable: 2016 By the Numbers

March 21, 2017

Recently, Congress approved a bill to fund the government with broad, bipartisan suppo ...

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Celebrating 100 Kilmer at Your Company Visits

December 06, 2016

Recently, Congress approved a bill to fund the government with broad, bipartisan suppo ...

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