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November 28, 2022

What Iā€™m Thankful For ā€“ And Updates on Efforts to Fix Congress & Create Jobs

Hello Folks - I hope you all had a terrific weekend celebrating Thanksgiving with your loved ones. My family and I spent a lot of time at home eating (I think I crushed the pumpkin pie: see below!), watching the Apple Cup (way to go, Huskies!!), playing a few board games, and counting our blessings. I'm thankful for many things. For my family and friends. For the roof over my head. But that's not all. In addition, I'm thankful for the opportunity to represent you. As most of you know, I … Continue Reading


November 14, 2022

Honoring Our Veterans - and A Big Win for Rural Health Care in Our Region

Hello Folks - I hope you had a terrific Veterans' Day weekend! Our community is stronger because we have so many people who served this nation who have chosen to call our region their home. As your representative, I'm committed to the notion that - if you serve our country, we should have your back. As we approach Thanksgiving next week, we should all be thankful for our nation's veterans. Speaking of veterans, let's dive right into some news! Honoring Our Veterans Between 1956 and 1975, … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Big Wins for Local Economies... and for Taxpayers!

Hello Folks - Happy Halloween! The Kilmer family is well-prepared for a lot of Trick-or-Treaters... though I'm hoping to have some leftover candy when the night is over! I'm all in on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (but I'll happily take some Twix and Kit-Kats... or any of it, really). Speaking of treats - let me kick this newsletter off with some big news! Our region got some amazing treats announced late last week by the U.S. Maritime Administration. Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria … Continue Reading


October 17, 2022

Strengthening Social Security & Medicare and Investing in Restoring Puget Sound

Hello Folks - I hope folks are enjoying all the falling leaves, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, and a continuation of summer weather! October is in the full swing of things - the kiddos are back in school, the Huskies and Seahawks both had great wins over the weekend, and - as for our Mariners - I'm already ready for next year (though admittedly barely recovered from those 18 innings). OK - on to the news. Investing in Restoring Puget Sound As frequent readers of this newsletter … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Updates on Building Safer Communities, Protecting Our Democracy, and Standing Up for Mental Health

Hello Folks - Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine this weekend! Believe it or not, October has officially arrived and that means our days are numbered until the Pacific Northwest's autumn weather returns in its usual rainy fashion. However, fall is also bringing something coveted back to our region - Mariners playoff baseball! Go M's!!! (And if you haven't seen the amazing call from Dave Sims, you should take a couple of minutes and check it out here!) OK - on to the news. Building … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Updates on Building a More Perfect Union, Protecting Our Environment, and Supporting Those Who Served

Hello Folks - It's hard to believe that September is already in full swing and football season is back! Great wins for the Huskies and the Cougs this weekend (I would prefer not to discuss the 'hawks this morning). The last few weeks across the district and back in DC have been jam-packed. Importantly, I took time earlier this month to host a telephone town hall so I could hear from folks across the district about how things are going and answer a lot of important questions. We covered a … Continue Reading


September 06, 2022

Join My Town Hall Tomorrow! Plus: An Update on My Work to Protect Our Democracy - And a Glimpse Into a Day in the Life!

Hello Folks - I hope you had a terrific Labor Day weekend! As regular readers of this newsletter know, it's been a busy few months in Congress. I've helped pass a number of important new laws that are going to make a difference to folks across our region. Just to name a few, we've passed: The Inflation Reduction Act - to lower health care and prescription drug costs, to lower energy costs and combat the climate crisis, and to reduce our deficit and inflation. The PACT Act - to ensure … Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

Big News on a New Law to Reduce Prices for American Families

Hello Folks - As August marches on, there is a lot happening! For the past couple of weeks - and for a few more weeks to come - I'll be running around our region and working to be available, accessible, and accountable to you. While the Seahawks were lining up against the Steelers and Bears (and making me a little worried about the season ahead), I was able to make it to the annual Jefferson County, Clallam County, and Grays Harbor County Fairs and the Key Peninsula Logging Show! I had the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2022

Two Big Wins to Help Our Economy and Our Veterans

Hello Folks - Summer is here and we are finally seeing some sunshine in the Pacific Northwest. For much of this month, you'll see me running from pillar to post around our region - visiting with constituents, touring economic development projects, and working to be accountable and available to you! A main area of focus for me is on reducing costs for the folks I represent. We know that our country - and nearly every developed country - is grappling with inflation. I'm pleased to report that, … Continue Reading


July 25, 2022

Taking Action to Protect Reproductive Freedom

Hello, Folks - It's been a busy few weeks in DC - so let's dive right in! Protecting Reproductive Freedom Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion. That decision, made by a conservative-led Supreme Court, threatens reproductive freedom everywhere. Already, in the immediate aftermath of the Dobbs decision, at least nine states have put abortion bans in effect, and half of all states are expected to ban or severely limit reproductive freedom in … Continue Reading


July 11, 2022

Updates on My Bill to Save Taxpayers Money - and Securing New Investments for Our Region

Hello, Folks - It's been a busy few weeks - so let's dive right in! Saving Taxpayers Money & Improving Government Efficiency Tomorrow, I'm heading back to DC with a full slate of items to tackle. There's a lot on the docket for the week… Legislation to protect reproductive freedom in light of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision; The National Defense Authorization Act, which is comprehensive legislation to support our servicemembers and their families (and which includes provisions … Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Updates on Protecting Reproductive Rights, Keeping Our Kids Safe, and Securing Investments in Our Region

Hello, Folks - I hope you and your loved ones have been staying well. As you have likely seen, on Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion. That decision, made by a conservative-led Supreme Court, threatens reproductive freedom everywhere. We know that at least 25 states are expected to severely limit or ban abortion in the wake of this ruling - and Republicans in even more states, including Washington, will now undoubtedly make efforts to limit access to … Continue Reading


June 13, 2022

Updates on Cutting Costs, Tackling Gun Violence, and Helping Veterans Secure Affordable Housing

Hello Folks - In this job, it's important for me to hear from the folks I represent. That's why I was excited to host a town hall in Bremerton last week to take questions about all sorts of issues - from lowering the costs of health care, to holding oil companies accountable for price gouging, to having the backs of our federal workers and our veterans. Thanks to who everyone who came out! Now… on to the news! Cutting Costs for American Families Now that the economy has shown … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Keeping Our Kids Safe From Gun Violence and Addressing the Baby Formula Shortage

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. I was grateful to join folks in Mason County to remember and appreciate all those who died in service to our country. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten. Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence in America Over … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Making Progress on Cutting Costs

Hello Folks - In this job, it's important for me to hear from as many constituents as possible across our region about the issues that matter to them. That's why I was excited to host a town hall at Tacoma Community College recently to take questions from folks across our region about all sorts of issues - from lowering the costs of health care, to holding oil companies accountable for price gouging at the pump and creating an energy-independent future, to having the backs of our veterans. I … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Details on This Week's Telephone Town Hall, New Legislation to Support Small Business, and My Work to Fix Congress

Hello Folks - Just when you think spring has finally sprung - hail and snow hit the region (hopefully that's the last time we'll see winter for a while)! Despite the rugged April, I'm excited that the Mariners finally held their home opener and got the baseball season underway here in the Pacific Northwest. I want to remind folks that on Wednesday at 6:00 pm PT, I'll be hosting a telephone town hall. In this job, it's important for me to hear from as many constituents as possible across our … Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Updates on Lowering the Costs of Insulin, Making Government Work Better, and Delivering New Federal Investments for Our Region

Hello Folks - I hope this finds you well. It's been a busy few weeks - so let's dive right in! Lowering the Costs of Insulin In the greatest country on the planet, you shouldn't go broke if you or a loved one needs medication. Unfortunately, prescription drug costs in our nation are simply unacceptable. For my family and for so many families, these issues regarding the accessibility and affordability of prescription drugs are not theoretical policy conversations. They are real, and they … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Big News on New Federal Investments in Our Region

Hello Folks - I hope this finds you well. It's been a busy few weeks - so let's dive right in. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping decide what investments our government makes. It's an opportunity to support investments for our region that will create jobs and economic opportunity, help underserved populations, fulfill unmet federal obligations, and support the communities I serve. This year, I've been able to make … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

An Update on Ukraine ā€“ and Working to Bring People Together

Hello Folks - I hope you have been staying well. It's been a busy few weeks - so let's dive right in! As you know, since the last newsletter, Russia took the unprovoked and aggressive action of invading Ukraine. The invasion is not only illegal - but a reckless breach of global peace and stability. It has long been an American value that we respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our allies. Our nation has supported the notion that countries should be able to choose their own … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Growing Jobs in America ā€“ and in Our Region

Hello, Folks - It's been a busy few weeks in DC - so let's dig right in! Strengthening America's Competitiveness and Creating Jobs As many readers of this newsletter know, before running for Congress, I worked for over ten years professionally in economic development, working to keep and grow jobs in our region. When I worked in that role, I had a sign on my wall that said: "We're competing with everyone, everywhere, every day, forever." I admit that I often found that sign a bit … Continue Reading

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