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Kilmer Votes for Paycheck Fairness Act

April 15, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) voted in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963, help eliminate the gender wage gap, and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination. Rep. Kilmer has co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act in every Congress since he was elected. “In this country, people deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Rep. Kilmer. “Today&rs ...

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Kilmer Helps Secure Over $12.5M for Rural Schools

April 09, 2021

Port Angeles, WA – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer announced that he helped secure over $12.5 million to support Washington’s public schools, roads, and other municipal services through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program. “For more than 100 years, the federal government has recognized the financial stresses facing rural communities – particularly areas with federal forests. That’s why I’ve continued ...

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Kilmer: Washingtonians Can Track Their $1,400 with “Get My Payment” Tool on IRS.gov

April 07, 2021

Washingtonians on Social Security to Receive Payments Beginning this Week Tacoma, WA – With 80 percent of Washington adults set to receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan and money beginning to be directly deposited into bank accounts, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) is highlighting a new “Get My Payment” tool from IRS.gov wh ...

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House of Representatives Passes Sweeping Public Lands Bill

March 03, 2021

Last week, on February 26, the House of Representatives passed a sweeping public lands package that, if signed into law, would designate almost 1.5 million acres of public land as wilderness, add 1,200 miles of rivers to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and withdraw over 1 million acres from new mining claims. In addition, the bills expand national monuments and national recreation areas, create a new “historic landscape,” and fund the construction of new hiking trails ...

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Kilmer’s Wild Olympics Bill Passes House

March 01, 2021

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 999). The bill, which was introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and passed the House with bipartisan support as part of a package of bills called the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of public land as Wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers. U.S. Senator ...

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Kilmer Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Help Workers Access Skills Training

March 01, 2021

On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) reintroduced two bills to help workers access skills training. The Skills Investment Act would expand Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)—tax advantaged savings accounts for educational expenses—so American workers can use the accounts to pay for skills training, apprenticeships, and professional development.   The Skills Renewal Act would create a flexib ...

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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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