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Making Progress on Cutting Costs

May 16, 2022

Hello Folks – In this job, it’s important for me to hear from as many constituents as possible across our region about the issues that matter to them. That’s why I was excited to host a town hall at Tacoma Community College recently to take questions from folks across our region about all sorts of issues – from lowering the costs of health care, to holding oil companies accountable for price gouging at the pump and creating an energy-independent future, to havi ...

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Kilmer Announces New $7 Million Investment by U.S. Department of Commerce to Make Critical Improvements to Maritime Infrastructure in Port Townsend

May 10, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo in announcing that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $7 million grant to the Port of Port Townsend, Washington, to fund the replacement of the Point Hudson Breakwaters. This project will restore storm-damaged maritime infrastructure needed to develop the economic resilience ...

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Kilmer Announces New $7 Million Investment by U.S. Department of Commerce to Make Critical Improvements to Maritime Infrastructure in Port Townsend

May 10, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo in announcing that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $7 million grant to the Port of Port Townsend, Washington, to fund the replacement of the Point Hudson Breakwaters. This project will restore storm-damaged maritime infrastructure needed to develop the economic resilience ...

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House Speaker Pelosi visits Chambers Creek project funded by Infrastructure and Jobs Act

May 05, 2022

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, joined U.S. House Rep. Marilyn Strickland at Chambers Creek watershed in Pierce County on Wednesday to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “This remarkable backdrop reminds us of America’s collective obligation to care for nature’s life-giving wonders,” Pelosi said. “The health and livelihood of working families depend on good stewardship.” Other local leaders also spoke, including ...

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Kilmer honored for work on economic development

April 24, 2022

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) has been recognized for his work as a leader of workforce development policies in Congress and presented with the 2022 Sentinel Award by the American Society of Association Executives. That membership organization has more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners representing 5,700 organizations. ASAE recognized Kilmer for his efforts to strengthen America’s economy during COVID-19 pandemic recovery – and for his leade ...

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Washington Rep. Kilmer praises Congress’ efforts during pandemic, but still more to be done

April 19, 2022

Congress is in the midst of passing a bill to move the economy forward and reduce costs for the public, as legislation that is necessary to curb the economic effects of the pandemic, according to Washington Rep. Derek Kilmer. The bill will attempt to fix supply chain issues the pandemic disrupted. “We are overly dependent on other countries for chips or semiconductors,” he told  ...

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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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