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Rep. Kilmer Statement on Potential Diversion of Funds from Local Military Construction Programs to Build a Wall at the Southern Border

March 19, 2019

Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Defense releasing a list of military construction projects, including some in Washington state, that could be cut to fund construction of a border wall. “Yesterday, the President proposed taking $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to pay for a border wall. While I’m fine with enhancing border security, I’m not for using American tax dollar ...

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What Happens In DC (Doesn’t Need To Stay In DC)

March 18, 2019

Hi Folks, As many of you know, I travel around our region quite a bit. I do a lot of town hall meetings and meet with many of the folks I represent. At these get-togethers, I’ve found that some of the same questions come up over and over.   Perhaps more than anything, I get asked “Why on earth would you want to be back in DC when it’s such a mess and you have two little kids?” I always tell folks the same answer - “Because ...

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Rep. Kilmer Recognized for Bipartisan Accomplishments by National Think Tank

March 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) was honored with a 2019 Legislative Action Award by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nationally-recognized think tank that actively works to find consensus and common ground to address key challenges facing the nation. The annual award recognizes Members of Congress committed to solving problems and developing sound policy for the American people. “The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to recognize Represent ...

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Wednesday Q+A With Rep. Derek Kilmer

January 09, 2019

Democratic Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington chairs the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, which will issue a report at the end of 2019 on how the legislative branch can improve its functioning. Kilmer spoke with Alex Clearfield about how Congress should address staffing issues, the technology deficit, and shared services. What would you say are the biggest issues the committee needs to look at? The House is a fixer-u ...

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Kilmer Throws Economic Development Summit

December 06, 2018

Derek Kilmer has a new coalition leadership position, a new majority in the U.S. House to work with and a familiar mission to help expand economic opportunity in Washington’s 6th Congressional District. The Democrat, who lives in Gig Harbor, was in Elma on Monday to throw an Economic Development and Grants Seminar. He also got a tour of Summit Pacific Medical Center’s new Wellness Center. “My big focus is on economic development and how do you create more eco ...

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Senator Stabenow, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Investigation

December 04, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Michael Missal to launch an investigation into missed or underpaid VA benefits. Stabenow joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Boozman (R-AR) in a bipartisan letter to t ...

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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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