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Kilmer to Host U.S. Service Academy Night in Bremerton

October 10, 2019

Bremerton, Wash. – Today, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced that his office will hold an information session for interested students of the nation’s military service academies in Bremerton on October 23. “It’s an honor to consider students for service academy nominations,” Rep. Kilmer said. “Every year there are a lot of great applications and reading through them makes it pretty clear to me that our region’s future is in good hands. ...

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Kilmer, House Democrats Introduce SHIELD Act to Combat Foreign Interference in American Elections

October 08, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and leading House Democrats introduced legislation to combat foreign interference in American elections. The Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act will close loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections, boost disclosure and transparency requirements with the inclusion of Kilmer’s ...

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Kilmer, Brooks Introduce Legislation to Give Students in Need Access to More Financial Aid

October 04, 2019

Tacoma, Wash. – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) introduced the Pell Plus Act of 2019, new legislation to promote college completion by establishing partnerships between colleges and universities to provide a Pell Grant bonus to low-income students in their third and fourth years on a path to on-time graduation. “Education is the door to economic opportunity, and for a lot of families, financial aid programs are the key to that ...

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Dems plan slice-and-dice strategy to pressure McConnell

June 16, 2019

House Democrats can’t get Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on their biggest legislative accomplishment. So they’re going to pass it all over again. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is eyeing a new strategy that would take the caucus’ signature achievement this year — a sprawling elections and government transparency bill — and break it into bite-size pieces with fresh votes on the floor, according to multiple lawmaker ...

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The Honest Ads Act Returns

June 13, 2019

ONLINE AD WATCH — The Honest Ads Act is back. The bill, which was originally introduced in 2017 but didn’t gain much traction, was reintroduced in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday. The lead sponsors in the upper chamber are Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and  ...

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House OKs bill to fight ocean acidification

June 07, 2019

PORT ANGELES — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer’s Ocean Acidification Innovation Act. The bill passed in the House on Wednesday and — if passed by the Senate and signed by the president — would allow federal agencies to use existing funds to increase the ability to research, monitor and manage ocean acidification and its impacts. “We know that changing ocean chemistry threatens entire livelihoods and industries i ...

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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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