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Kilmer Named to Coveted Spot on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Will Also Represent Region on Interior & Environment, Energy & Water Subcommittees

January 16, 2019

Washington, DC.—Representative Derek Kilmer announced today that he will take a coveted spot on the House Committee on Appropriation’s Defense Subcommittee. He will also join the subcommittee for Energy & Water and retain his seat on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.  “These Appropriations subcommittee assignments will help me protect and create jobs in every corner of our region where tens of thousands of people work in ...

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Kilmer: Pay the Coast Guard and End the Government Shutdown

January 16, 2019

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called for an end to the government shutdown and for Congress to immediately provide pay to members of the Coast Guard.    “The men and women putting their lives on the line for our country shouldn’t pay the price for the failure of leadership in Washington, DC. Our entire country counts on the Coast Guard to protect our maritime borders and keep us safe. In Washington state, folks who go out boatin ...

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SCHATZ, KILMER LEAD GROUP OF 22 LAWMAKERS IN INTRODUCING NEW LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FEDERAL WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM LOSING THEIR HOMES, FALLING BEHIND IN PAYING BILLS DURING SHUTDOWN

January 09, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) led a group of 22 lawmakers in introducing the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation would protect federal workers and their families from foreclosures, evictions, and loan defaults during a government shutdown.  “While the President and Senate Republicans struggle to get their act together, real people are suffering,&rdq ...

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Wednesday Q+A With Rep. Derek Kilmer

January 09, 2019

Democratic Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington chairs the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, which will issue a report at the end of 2019 on how the legislative branch can improve its functioning. Kilmer spoke with Alex Clearfield about how Congress should address staffing issues, the technology deficit, and shared services. What would you say are the biggest issues the committee needs to look at? The House is a fixer-u ...

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Kilmer Throws Economic Development Summit

December 06, 2018

Derek Kilmer has a new coalition leadership position, a new majority in the U.S. House to work with and a familiar mission to help expand economic opportunity in Washington’s 6th Congressional District. The Democrat, who lives in Gig Harbor, was in Elma on Monday to throw an Economic Development and Grants Seminar. He also got a tour of Summit Pacific Medical Center’s new Wellness Center. “My big focus is on economic development and how do you create more eco ...

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Senator Stabenow, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Investigation

December 04, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Michael Missal to launch an investigation into missed or underpaid VA benefits. Stabenow joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Boozman (R-AR) in a bipartisan letter to t ...

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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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