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Representative Derek Kilmer to Hold 5th Telephone Town Hall This Wednesday

U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district since 2013

Representative Derek Kilmer will hold his fifth telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm PT.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask Representative Kilmer a question or leave a message with their questions or comments. “I hope folks are able to join my next telephone town hall,” said Representative Derek Kilmer. …

Kilmer announces STEM competition for local high school students

House App Contest

Representative Derek Kilmer today invited high school students from Washington’s 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, “The House STEM App Challenge.” This new nationwide competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Local high school students…

Kilmer Releases Detailed Economic Development Plan for Olympic Peninsula

OLYMPIC PENINSULA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

In light of the persistent high unemployment rate on the Olympic Peninsula and after months of meetings with constituents to discuss ways to improve the economy, today Representative Derek Kilmer released the Olympic Peninsula Economic Development Initiative. This six-point plan lays out ideas, bills, and tools to strengthen the foundations of economic growth, promote innovation…

Kilmer to Hold Meetings in Every County during “State of the District” Tour

U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district since 2013

Over the upcoming District Work Period, Representative Derek Kilmer will visit every county in his district to meet with constituents, local business leaders, and various stakeholders. Calling it the “State of the District” tour, Representative Kilmer will hold meetings throughout the region to better understand the concerns of his constituents and promote his plans for…

Rep. Derek Kilmer to give up pay if government shuts down

WASHINGTON D.C. – In the event that the House and Senate don’t reach a compromise by October 1st on legislation to keep federal agencies funded, Representative Derek Kilmer announced today that he will give up his pay for the duration of a government shutdown.

 

“I am dead set against a government shutdown because it will have serious effects on our economy and because many people rely on services provided by federal agencies,” said Representative Derek Kilmer. “I believe in leading by example – if Congress can’t get its act together to stop a government shutdown, then I don’t believe Members of Congress should be paid.  That’s why today I’m announcing I will give up my pay for the duration of a government shutdown. 

 

“The fact that some in Congress would risk a shutdown in order to score political points demonstrates why Congress is currently held in lower regard than head lice.  Should the government shut down, I will give up my pay to lead by example in the hopes that Congress will stop the dysfunction, stop the self-imposed crises, and start working on a balanced, bipartisan, long-term budget.”

 

One of Representative Kilmer’s first actions in Congress was to break with members of his party to vote for a plan called No Budget, No Pay – a plan that would withhold pay from Members of Congress if Congress doesn’t pass a budget.

Rep. Derek Kilmer to host third telephone town hall

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – In order to connect with constituents while in Washington DC, Representative Derek Kilmer will hold his third telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6pm PT.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask Representative Kilmer a question or leave a message with their questions or comments.

 

“There’s a lot of uncertainty regarding budget issues in our nation’s capital right now and I want to make sure my constituents have an opportunity to speak with me about these important issues and more – even when I’m in DC,” said Representative Kilmer. “I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss why I believe that Congress needs to pass a real, bipartisan, long term budget.”

 

Residents of the 6th District who would like to join the call can sign up at http://kilmer.house.gov/contact/townhall or send an email with their phone number to kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov with their name and phone number by noon on Tuesday October 1st.

State Representative Derek Kilmer urges Congress to avoid shutdown

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – State Representative Derek Kilmer spoke on the floor of the House this morning to urge Congress to stop partisan games and avoid a government shutdown. “As we all know on September 30th the government will run out of funding.”
The Democratic Congressman explained how the shutdown could affect his constituents. “For folks back home on the Olympic Peninsula, and around Puget Sound, a shutdown would have serious consequences. Troops in JBLM and workers of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard could go without pay. Olympic National Park could close to tourists. Senior citizens could be delayed in receiving checks for Social Security, [and] veterans may go without the benefits and care that they have earned.”
Much of the federal government will cease operation in 10 days unless Congress passes new legislation, referred to as a continuing resolution, to keep the lights on.  Meanwhile House republicans are hoping to use the legislation to defund obamacare, with an amendment to prohibit funding to implement the new healthcare law.

Rep. Derek Kilmer Available for One-on-One Discussions during “Conversations with Kilmer” Tour

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Congressman Derek Kilmer today announced a tour of the region with a series of public events and office hours where he will be available to meet one-on-one with constituents. Called the Conversations with Kilmer Tour, the tour is part of Representative Kilmer’s ongoing effort to hear directly from the people he represents.  The Conversations with Kilmer Tour follows a listening tour in January, a series of community town halls in May, two telephone town halls, a Twitter town hall, as well as numerous meetings with constituents since taking office.

 

Over the next two weeks, Representative Kilmer will be available to discuss issues with constituents during his office hours at locations throughout the district, at farmers’ markets, at Kilmer on Your Dock events at ferry terminals, and during other public events.

 

“In order to be accountable to the people I represent, I’ve made an effort to regularly hold town halls and public events,” said Representative Kilmer.  “In addition to public forums, it’s important for folks to have the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with their Representative, so I hope everyone will have the chance to come out to one of our events, say hello, and tell me what’s on their minds.”

 

In addition to the scheduled meetings below, Representative Kilmer will also attend over a dozen public meetings including Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, or Kilmer at Your Company events where he will discuss issues with constituents and take their questions.

State Gov. Jay Inslee and US Rep. Derek Kilmer Speak at monthly Mason County Sheriff’s Breakfast

SHELTON, Wash. – In an unprecedented gathering of VIP’s including many Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Fire Chiefs along with WA State Patrol Chief John Batiste, both U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer and WA State Governor Jay Inslee spoke at the monthly Mason County Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino.

 

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer briefly spoke to a full audience of executive level first responders from around WA State.  Then WA State Governor Jay Inslee provided the key note address with a question & answer period at the end.

 

Breakfast host, Sheriff Casey Salisbury coordinated the event and was very pleased with the turnout of over 90 Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS executive professionals that came to listen and provide valuable feedback to our state’s highest executive.

State Representative Derek Kilmer to hold Telephone town hall

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Representative Derek Kilmer will hold an hour-long telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, July 31st at 6pm PT. 

“I’ve always said democracy works best when elected officials are accessible and accountable to the people they represent.  While this doesn’t replace face to face meetings, while I’m in DC I’m glad to have the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter with the folks I represent,” said Representative Derek Kilmer.

Kilmer Twitter profile picAfter a brief update on his work in Congress, participants will have the opportunity to ask Representative Kilmer a question or leave a message with their questions or comments.

Residents of the 6th District who would like to join the call can sign up at http://kilmer.house.gov/contact/townhall or send an email to kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov with their name and phone number by noon on Tuesday July 30th.