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Sánchez, Fitzpatrick, Kilmer, LoBiondo, Thompson Introduce Bill to Jumpstart American Apprenticeship

September 08, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, along with Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), and Mike Thompson (CA-05) today introduced the bipartisan Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act of 2017 to enhance training and education opportunities for American workers through registered apprenticeships. Apprenticeship programs have been an integral part of America&rs ...

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Representatives Kilmer & Palazzo Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create National Guard Cyber Units to Help States Counter Cyber Attacks

September 08, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Steven Palazzo (R-MS) introduced bipartisan legislation to create dedicated cyber units to help states counter attacks. Currently, there are units available when an incident requires a federal response. But many states do not have separate teams that can respond to cyber-attacks compromising their infrastructure. The Maj. Gen. Tim Lowenberg National Guard Cyber Defenders Act would create Cyber Civil Su ...

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Representatives Kilmer and Lowenthal Lead Bipartisan Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Calling for End to Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

September 06, 2017

Washington D.C. – U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) – along with a bipartisan coalition of 34 current and former Members of Congress – submitted an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court late Monday night in a pending case before the court that could stop the undemocratic partisan gerrymandering of political districts. The c ...

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Summit Nabs USDA Loan for Wellness Center

September 01, 2017

Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) in Elma has received assistance in construction of a wellness center through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan…SPMC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 15 with food and special guest speakers such as SPMC staff and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer. ...

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Legislators Work Out, and Work Together, to Get Bills Passed

September 01, 2017

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-WA, tells a story about the advice he received when he was a rookie state senator. A veteran legislator, a Republican, advised him to always reach across the aisle—always get a sponsor from the other party for each bill. And always do what you think is right—vote for the good bills, vote against the bad ones. Kilmer took that advice with him to Congress, where he co-chairs the House Bipartisan Working Group. Members of the working group identify issues on ...

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'There's a lot of energy'

September 01, 2017

District administrators, teachers and staff members have spent the summer training and preparing for the new school year. This training culminated in the annual PSD Kick Off event held Aug. 23…Joining the event to show their support were U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, whose children attend PSD schools, and state Rep. Michelle Caldier, as well as representatives from the community and local businesses. ...

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Votes Today

September 14, 2017

H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 In order to prevent a shutdown in December, Congress needs to pass appropriations bills that fund our government agencies. Earlier this year Congress passed a bill funding some of our federal agencies and today the remaining accounts were taken up and voted on. I voted no on this legislation ...

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My Vote on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 – Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package

September 08, 2017

H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 In order to prevent a shutdown in December, Congress needs to pass appropriations bills that fund our government agencies. Earlier this year Congress passed a bill funding some of our federal agencies and today the remaining accounts were taken up and voted on. I voted no on this legislation ...

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My Vote on the FY17 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief

September 06, 2017

H.R. 3354, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 In order to prevent a shutdown in December, Congress needs to pass appropriations bills that fund our government agencies. Earlier this year Congress passed a bill funding some of our federal agencies and today the remaining accounts were taken up and voted on. I voted no on this legislation ...

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