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Rep. Kilmer Introduces Broadband for All Act

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) reintroduced the Broadband for All Act, bipartisan legislation to create refundable tax credits for businesses and groups of people who team up to build the infrastructure that connects them to the country’s existing rural broadband service. “Too many rural communities are being left behi ...

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Reps. Kilmer, Herrera Beutler Secure Funding for Pacific Salmon Treaty and Mitchell Act Hatchery Activities

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) secured $30 million to implement the newly ratified Pacific Salmon Treaty and $25 million to support Mitchell Act hatchery activities in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill. The bill, which was approved today by the Appropriati ...

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Reps. Heck & Kilmer Introduce PUGET SOS Act in U.S. House

May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06­­) have introduced the Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act of 2019. The PUGET SOS Act, H.R. 2247, would enhance the federal government’s role and investment in the Puget Sound, the largest estuary in the United States. The PUGET SOS Act was first introduced by Reps. Heck and Kilmer in 2015. Several of its provisions were included in the Memorandum of Unders ...

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Congressman presented with national award for business support

April 08, 2019

Congressman Derek Kilmer received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Enterprise Award April 4, in recognition of his support for pro-economic, pro-growth policies. The Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million ...

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Bulletin Board: News from around Tacoma and beyond

April 05, 2019

Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) was recognized by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) with the 2019 “Friend of SPEEA” award at this year’s Northwest Regional banquet. The award recognizes local elected officials for their advocacy on behalf aerospace professionals and labor advocates. “It’s a real honor to be recognized by the folks at SPEEA,” said Kilmer. “I work every day to create more economic opportun ...

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Collaborative update at ONRC

April 04, 2019

Almost four years since its official launch by Representative Derek Kilmer and nearly two years since the last meeting in Forks, members of the Olympic Forest Collaborative came to tell of accomplishments and seek input on future plans during a public meeting in Forks last Tuesday evening. A mix of Collaborative members and non-voting members from the Olympic National Forest, Olympic Natural Resources Center and several other entities were facilitated by ONRC and its Director, Dr. Ber ...

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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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