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Rep. Kilmer Receives “A” Rating from Leading Organization Focused on Getting Big Money Out of Politics

January 17, 2020

Washington, DC – Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) received an “A” rating on the 2019 legislative scorecard released this week by End Citizens United Action Fund on behalf of their four million members. Announced ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, the scorecard tracks Members’ support for legislation to reduce the role of big money and special interests in politics, restore ethics in Washington, and protect and expand ...

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Rep. Kilmer Invites Veterans of Vietnam Period, Tacoma Community to Congressional Pinning Ceremony

January 13, 2020

Tacoma, WA - U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will hold a Congressional pinning ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam Period as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony will be held at the AMVETS Alvah R. Davis Post 1 at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2019. At the ceremony, Rep. Kilmer will present a commemorative pin to veterans ...

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Kilmer, Jayapal Secure $1.5M Grant to Convert Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry

January 13, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced that they helped secure a $1,500,000 grant from the Department of Transportation for the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry Service to convert one of its two ferries from diesel to hybrid electric drive. The grant, provided through the America’s Marine Highway Grant Program, will enable one of the two ferries to reduce its emissions by 95%. “I’m proud that the federa ...

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Dems plan slice-and-dice strategy to pressure McConnell

June 16, 2019

House Democrats can’t get Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on their biggest legislative accomplishment. So they’re going to pass it all over again. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is eyeing a new strategy that would take the caucus’ signature achievement this year — a sprawling elections and government transparency bill — and break it into bite-size pieces with fresh votes on the floor, according to multiple lawmaker ...

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The Honest Ads Act Returns

June 13, 2019

ONLINE AD WATCH — The Honest Ads Act is back. The bill, which was originally introduced in 2017 but didn’t gain much traction, was reintroduced in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday. The lead sponsors in the upper chamber are Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and  ...

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House OKs bill to fight ocean acidification

June 07, 2019

PORT ANGELES — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer’s Ocean Acidification Innovation Act. The bill passed in the House on Wednesday and — if passed by the Senate and signed by the president — would allow federal agencies to use existing funds to increase the ability to research, monitor and manage ocean acidification and its impacts. “We know that changing ocean chemistry threatens entire livelihoods and industries i ...

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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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