Press

Press Releases

Kilmer Statement on Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

November 21, 2017

TACOMA, WA – Rep. Derek Kilmer made the following statement regarding Congressman John Conyers, Jr.: “Sexual harassment is wrong and allegations of sexual harassment by Members of Congress or Congressional staff should be thoroughly investigated. Those who are found to have committed acts that fail to meet the highest ethical standards should b ...

Read More »

Press Releases

Kilmer Statement on Administration’s Inadequate Disaster Relief Request

November 20, 2017

PORT ANGELES, WA—Following Friday’s unveiling of the Trump Administration’s request for disaster funding which ignored fishing communities in the Pacific Northwest, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) made the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s request ignores a series of devastating ...

Read More »

Press Releases

Kilmer Expresses Disappointment over Okanogan County Skywriting Incident

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following reports that an EA-18G Growler crew based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island intentionally flew in a pattern resulting in obscene skywriting over Okanogan County, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) wrote to Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, the Commander of Navy Region Northwest, to express his disappointment with the air wing over the incident. In the letter Rep. Derek Kilmer said: “As a supporter of the Navy, I am disappointed at ...

Read More »
More Press »

In The News

News

Morning Cybersecurity

October 26, 2017

A group of moderate House Democrats today will release a paper making cybersecurity policy recommendations, and MC got a sneak peek. The New Democrat Coalition paper suggests more quickly declassifying threat data and directing the National Guard to establish Cyber Civil Support teams to respond to major state and local cyber incidents. It also recommends creating a national service program to forgive federal student loan debts for science and tech students who work for the federal government ...

Read More »

News

This is the best first step to stop Russian meddling in our politics

October 26, 2017

During the 2016 election, hostile foreign powers unleashed unprecedented, anonymous attacks on the American people through the largest online platforms, the equivalent of strafing our TV sets with lies and disinformation during the 1960s and 1970s. The Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-linked “troll farm” spent more than $100,000 on thousands of Facebook advertisements linked to the election and divisive social issues. Due to the highly-targeted nature ...

Read More »

News

Twitter to require disclosures for political ads

October 25, 2017

Additionally, at its "Transparency Center" page, Twitter will report detailed information about all political ads on the platforms. Congress is also holding a hearing on November 1 to speak with employees of Twitter, Google, and Facebook about Russian ads during the 2016 election. The company will also create a new "transparency center" where users can see allad campaigns now being run on Twitter, political or not. Enlarge&n ...

Read More »
More News »

Blog

Blog

My Votes This Week

October 27, 2017

My Vote on the Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution This week Congress took a big vote on the budget, a proposal that I strongly disagreed with.  We need to have a more strategic approach to budgeting that protects our values and economic security. Folks in our region want better roads and schools, more middle-class jobs, a brighter future for their kids, a healthy environment, and a secure nation that looks after those who served. To do this responsibly, Congress must work in a ...

Read More »

Blog

My Vote on H.R. 2266, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017

October 12, 2017

My Vote on the Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution This week Congress took a big vote on the budget, a proposal that I strongly disagreed with.  We need to have a more strategic approach to budgeting that protects our values and economic security. Folks in our region want better roads and schools, more middle-class jobs, a brighter future for their kids, a healthy environment, and a secure nation that looks after those who served. To do this responsibly, Congress must work in a ...

Read More »

Blog

My Vote on H.R. 2792

September 27, 2017

My Vote on the Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution This week Congress took a big vote on the budget, a proposal that I strongly disagreed with.  We need to have a more strategic approach to budgeting that protects our values and economic security. Folks in our region want better roads and schools, more middle-class jobs, a brighter future for their kids, a healthy environment, and a secure nation that looks after those who served. To do this responsibly, Congress must work in a ...

Read More »