WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Derek Kilmer was officially sworn in today as a Member of the 113th Congress and was already at work on growing the economy, supporting military families, and improving the quality of life in his region.
Congressman Kilmer is also already taking on important roles to help impact Washington State. Last month, he was named to the House Armed Services Committee to help strengthen our military and support our servicemen and women as well as their families. Kilmer has also been named by Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer to serve as an Assistant Whip.
“I am humbled and honored to be the voice in Congress for so many hardworking families in our community. I promise to get to work right away to represent their values and make a difference on the issues that matter to them most,” said Congressman Kilmer. “We face many serious challenges, which is why it's so important that Congress gets its act together from day one. I look forward to working with my colleagues from both parties on ways to create jobs, grow the economy, and get results for our region.”
Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer said, “I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Rep. Derek Kilmer to serve as an Assistant Whip in the 113th Congress. As a new Member of Congress, Rep. Kilmer brings a new and valued perspective to the Whip team, and I look forward to working with him as we promote an agenda of job creation and strengthening the middle class this Congress.”
Congressman Kilmer was joined at his ceremonial swearing-in by his wife Jennifer, their two daughters Sophie and Tess, and his parents J.C. and Marietta.