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Honoring Veterans

November 12, 2018

Hello everyone, Every year when Veterans Day approaches, I keep coming back to one question. If you were asked to describe Veterans Day in one word, what would it be? I keep landing on the same one: sacrifice. Since it was created, Veterans Day has been a time to acknowledge our family, friends, and loved ones who selflessly sacrifice for our nation. On this day, we remember those who wore the uniform and their families. We say thank you, and we recommit ourselves to making su ...

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A Fresh Start In Congress

November 06, 2018

With what appears to be a striking flip of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have a tremendous opportunity to forge a fresh start. Washington may contribute to the margin of control. Early returns show Republicans might lose the 8th Congressional District seat with Democrat Kim Schrier leading Republican Dino Rossi. While Republicans still control the Senate, new House leadership will force a reset of President Donald Trump’s agenda, forcing him and Republican ...

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Bringing our Community Together

November 05, 2018

It has been a difficult few weeks since I last reached out. Between a spate of pipe bombs targeting elected officials and the press, and then a cowardly act of violence at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, there has been a lot of soul-searching going on across the country. It is occasionally tempting to feel overwhelmed with bad actions like these. Having said that, we can also choose to feel consistently overwhelmed by the good that Americans are capable of. It says a lot about our country ...

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A Fresh Start In Congress

November 06, 2018

With what appears to be a striking flip of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have a tremendous opportunity to forge a fresh start. Washington may contribute to the margin of control. Early returns show Republicans might lose the 8th Congressional District seat with Democrat Kim Schrier leading Republican Dino Rossi. While Republicans still control the Senate, new House leadership will force a reset of President Donald Trump’s agenda, forcing him and Republican ...

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Vietnam War Era vets given a thank-you in Port Ludlow

November 04, 2018

PORT LUDLOW — Retired Navy Comdr. Jerry Hamilton was surprised when he learned U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer would honor Vietnam War Era veterans with a pinning ceremony in Port Ludlow. The Chimacum-area veteran, who was one of 23 veterans who received pins Thursday evening at Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue’s headquarters, spent many of his years in the Navy in ordinance — nine of which were spent doing explosive ordinance disposal. “In the civilian world that wo ...

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Veteran pinning ceremony set in Port Ludlow

November 01, 2018

PORT LUDLOW — Today Rep. Derek Kilmer will honor veterans of the Vietnam War era at a pinning ceremony as part of the war’s 50th anniversary commemoration. The ceremony will be at Fire Station 31, 7650 Oak Bay Road in Port Ludlow, at 4:30 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend. ...

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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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