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Rep. Kilmer Statement on Supporting Today’s Article of Impeachment

January 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released the following statement after voting to support H.Res. 24, which passed the House with bipartisan support 232 to 197: “When the history books write about the failed insurrection of January 6, 2021 that was incited by the President of the United States, there is a threshold question that we must answer. What do we want th ...

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Holding the President Accountable

January 13, 2021

Good Afternoon – I know it’s only Wednesday (you’d usually get my e-newsletter next Monday!), but due to the gravity of today’s vote to impeach President Trump, I wanted to make sure you heard directly from me today. It’s a unique experience working in the U.S. Capitol. I say that, in part, because it’s not only an office building. It’s also a museum. And it’s also a symbol of our representative democracy. Prior to the CO ...

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Kicking Off the New Year

January 04, 2021

Hello Folks -  Happy New Year! I, for one, am hoping 2021 is a better year than 2020 (admittedly a low bar… but still). Honestly, I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring. I’ve made my personal resolutions (average at least 16,000 steps per day, keep it to one caffeinated beverage, fit into my gray trousers again, join Sophie in learning to play the guitar), but my most important resolution is to represent you well.  Yesterday, I ...

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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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