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What I'm Thankful For in 2020

November 23, 2020

Hello Folks - Most years, I’m grateful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family – including my folks. Suffice it to say, this isn’t “most years.” Instead, we’re doing things a little differently this year by staying home to ensure we’re keeping everybody safe and healthy. (Having said that, we are hoping to share the things we are thankful for with my family over Zoom and pumpkin pie).  This has been a tough year. We know t ...

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Kilmer’s Bipartisan Amendment to Boost Computer Science Apprenticeships Included in House-Passed Apprenticeship Bill

November 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which invests more than $3.5 billion over 5 years in expanding opportunities and access to Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships. The legislation included Representative Derek Kilmer’s (WA-06) bipartisan amendment to ensure computer science youth apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and apprenticeship programs are priorit ...

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Kilmer Recognized for Bipartisan Collaboration

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) has been awarded the inaugural Convergence Award for Extraordinary Leadership in Bridge-Building for his leadership in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to solve problems for the good of America.  Convergence, the organization that granted the award to Kilmer, is a leading national public policy non-profit focused on bringing together those divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form allianc ...

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Heavy Hitters In House Urge Return of Spending Bill Earmarks

October 01, 2020

Two of the most influential House Democrats said Thursday that the chamber should bring back earmarks next year, saying a de facto prohibition on "congressionally directed spending" gives too much power to the executive branch. Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, and James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the party whip and third-ranking Democrat, told the Rules Committee that earmarks should be restored ...

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Bremerton Navy Hero To Be Honored

September 30, 2020

Chief Gunner’s Mate John Henry Turpin’s service in the Navy began in the last years of the 19th Century at a time of virulent racism. Yet he risked his life to save others in one of the Navy’s worst peacetime disasters. He fought for a country that never fully recognized him, until now. By any measure, John Henry Turpin cut an extraordinary figure. A Jamaican by birth, but born, it seems, to be a United Sta ...

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House Modernization Committee Issues Last Round of Recommendations

September 28, 2020

The House Select Committee on Modernization of Congress has passed its final round of recommendations before its term expires at the end of this session of Congress. Those recommendations include standing up a Congressional Data Task Force and identifying continuity of operations best practices the House made during the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the committee have recommended creating a Congressional Digital Services Task Force that would overhaul the House’s inte ...

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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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