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Honoring Our Heroes

May 26, 2020

Hello Friends – Yesterday, on Memorial Day, our nation paused to honor and remember the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our nation. To me, Memorial Day is a chance to commemorate and honor those who have given so much to make our nation stronger. Because of the sacrifice and commitment of so many, my late grandmother was able to survive World War II, emigrate to the United States, and become a proud American citizen. Because of that s ...

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Kilmer, Brooks, Sewell, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Unemployed American Workers Access Skills Training Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 20, 2020

Tacoma, WA – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06), along with Representatives Susan W. Brooks (IN-05), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), introduced legislation to help American workers attain the skills they need to compete as we confront the coronavirus pandemic. The Skills Renewal Act will create a flexible skills training credit in the amount of $4,000 per person that may be applied to cover the cost of a wide range of training progr ...

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Kilmer, Cantwell Applaud Selection of University of Washington to Lead New Ocean, Climate Research Institute

May 20, 2020

Selection comes with $300 million commitment over the next five years – nearly triple last NOAA Cooperative Institute award to UW WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) selection of the University of Washington to ...

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More Money From D.C.? It Could be on The Way as The Coronavirus Batters The Economy

April 08, 2020

Suppose the government’s cash payments came again this summer and fall? Or teetering small businesses could get even more help making payroll? If the economy remains in a tailspin, a coalition of 104 U.S. House Democrats, led by Reps. Derek Kilmer and Suzanne DelBene of Washington, have a plan. The New Democrat Coalition, a group of more pragmatic Democrats, would create a system of what they call autom ...

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WA Rep. Kilmer on What Might Be Coming In Next Coronavirus Aid Package

April 03, 2020

The CARES Act, which will provide economic relief to individuals and businesses nationwide, was signed into action last week and there is already buzz about a second relief package. “There’s certainly conversations underway right now,” Washington state’s sixth district congressman Derek Kilmer told Dave Ross on Seattle’s Morning News. “Obviously, the ink is barely dry on the CARES Act, … but I ...

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Congressman Kilmer Gives COVID-19 Update During Telephone Town Hall

March 30, 2020

The worst is yet to come, but action taken this week by Congress will help families and workers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer told listeners during a telephone town hall Thursday evening. Kilmer, a Democrat who represents Washington’s 6th Congressional District, was joined by a pair of medical experts — Dr. Paul Pottinger, director of the Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington M ...

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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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