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Kilmer Statement on Passage of the Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—Today the House of Representatives passed the FY2019 Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA), the Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations said: “This bipartisan agreement is a great step forward that makes smart investments in our region,” Kilmer said. “The ...

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Respecting Workers

September 10, 2018

It was a busy district work period in Washington state. Throughout the month of August, I met with folks in nearly every nook and cranny of our region.    Following Labor Day weekend, Congress went back into session.  (You wouldn’t know that summer is over based on the weather ... Last week in DC was filled with 90-degree days with 75% humidity).    I’m looking forward to a busy Fall ... while the Seahawks season isn&rsq ...

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Kilmer’s Hate Crimes Bill Headed to President’s Desk

September 07, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—A bill co-written by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to protect religious community centers against hate crimes is headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law. Today, the House of Representatives passed the final version of The Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act. Kilmer (D-WA) co-wrote the bill after a string of bomb threats were made nationwide agains ...

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She’s lethal, graceful, priceless. Don’t underestimate Mount Rainier

August 24, 2018

Taking a three-day, 34-mile backpacking trip on Mount Rainier may cause some people to question my idea of a fun summer vacation. Taking the trip during one of the region’s worst air-quality weeks on record may cause them to question my sanity. One thing I hope they never question is the priceless value of the mountain – what Pierce County proudly claims as our mountain – and of the National Park Service a ...

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Kilmer talks trade, tariffs in Aberdeen

August 22, 2018

Congressman Derek Kilmer was in Aberdeen Wednesday to speak to local manufacturers about the impacts of the escalating trade wars and the uncertainty of tariffs on their businesses. “There’s growing concern around the impact of the trade policy in D.C.,” he said after an afternoon session at Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “Some local businesses are feeling the impact of the escalating trade war.” Montesano-based Vaughan Company, builders of specialty ...

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Kilmer invites Vietnam veterans, community to pinning ceremony in Elma

August 17, 2018

On Friday, Congressman Derek Kilmer invited veterans of the Vietnam War to participate in a pinning ceremony as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony will occur at the Elma Eagles Club on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. At the ceremony, on behalf of the community he represents, Kilmer will present a commemorative pin created by the Department of Defense to attending United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time ...

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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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