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Kilmer, Strickland Lead Bipartisan WA Congressional Delegation Letter Urging VA to Improve Veterans’ Access to Health Care

June 03, 2021

Tacoma, WA – Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) led the entire bipartisan Washington House delegation in sending a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to take immediate action to resolve the systemic issues plaguing the veterans’ health care system. “Unfortunately, since the VA MISSION Act became law, our offices have received numerous complaints from veterans and providers regarding difficulties i ...

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An Update on Making Progress for Veterans and Their Families, Celebrating & Standing Up for AAPI Communities, Raising Awareness for Mental Health, and more!

June 01, 2021

Hello folks – Yesterday on Memorial Day, our nation paused to remember and honor the brave Americans who gave their lives in service to our country. The day wasn’t about cook-outs or appliance sales - it was about recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of so many Americans. Though this year’s commemorations looked a bit different than many other years, I was grateful to remember and appreciate all those who died in service to our country. Their sacrifices should nev ...

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Kilmer Statement on AG Ferguson Charging Three Officers in the Killing of Manuel Ellis

May 27, 2021

Tacoma, WA – U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) issued the following statement after the Washington Attorney General filed felony charges against three Tacoma Police Department officers involved in the homicide of Manuel Ellis: “Manny Ellis' life mattered. Today's decision by the Attorney General's office is a step toward ensuring there is accountability fo ...

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Kilmer, Strickland Accelerate Small Business Relief for Live Venues

April 05, 2021

U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program to provide financial relief to live performance and art venues on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The SVOG program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act, and includ ...

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Kilmer Introduce Legislation to Honor Vietnam Veterans

April 01, 2021

On March 29, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) introduced new bipartisan legislation to award Dust Off crews of the Vietnam War with the Congressional Gold Medal. Dust Off crewmembers – helicopter air ambulance pilots, crew chiefs, and medics – performed aeromedical evacuation of over 900,000 U.S., Vietnamese, and allied forces from May 1962 to March 1973. “Years after the end of the Vietnam War, too many of our Vietnam vete ...

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Kilmer Introduce Legislation to Honor Vietnam Veterans

March 31, 2021

On March 29, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) introduced new bipartisan legislation to award Dust Off crews of the Vietnam War with the Congressional Gold Medal. Dust Off crewmembers – helicopter air ambulance pilots, crew chiefs, and medics – performed aeromedical evacuation of over 900,000 U.S., Vietnamese, and allied forces from May 1962 to March 1973. “Years after the end of the Vietnam War, too many of our Vietnam vete ...

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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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