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Kilmer Applauds House Passage of Third COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation

March 27, 2020

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) applauded the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act to provide immediate relief to workers and families, while bolstering America’s medical response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  “Across our region and our entire country, the coronavirus is putting extraordinary strain on our healthcare system, our economy, and on families. It’ ...

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Kilmer Co-Sponsors Legislation to Minimize COVID-19 Impact on Student Veterans

March 24, 2020

Tacoma, WA – On Monday, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) co-sponsored the bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act Of 2020, introduced yesterday by House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN). The legislation aims to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and univers ...

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Kilmer to Hold Telephone Town Hall Thursday to Discuss COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Tacoma, WA – On Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm PT, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will hold a telephone town hall regarding the federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to a discussion on the legislation passed by Congress to support workers and families, the telephone town hall will feature experts to help answer constituent questions regarding best practices and ongoing medical efforts to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, incl ...

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A Step Forward in the Preservation of Point Hudson

March 04, 2020

In a room packed to capacity with shipwrights, boaters, historians and concerned citizens, Port of Port Townsend commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 26 to partner with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to restore and preserve Point Hudson. The partnership agreement directs port staff to begin working with staff from the non-profit Washington Trust over the next two years. They will begin inventory of the existing conditions of the Point Hudson prope ...

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Why I Went to the State of the Union | Mike Kelly

March 04, 2020

When President Trump gave his State of the Union address earlier this month, I was in the House Gallery as a guest of Representative Derek Kilmer, who invited me to be his guest to highlight the work the non-partisan volunteer organization I help lead, Bainbridge Island Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has done in the district over the years. When he invited me, I told him I was honored to accept on behalf of all the people working across the district — from Tacoma to Forks to Bai ...

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Kilmer Conducts Round Table of Area Artists, Arts Advocates

March 04, 2020

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington state’s 6th congressional district followed his tour of the construction of Fort Worden’s Makers Square on Feb. 20 with a roundtable discussion at the Commons in Fort Worden that afternoon to hear from Port Townsend-area artists and arts advocates. Although the White House has repeatedly called to zero-out funding for the National Endowments for the Arts, Kilmer noted the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.4 ...

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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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