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Coalition cheers Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014

Wild Olympics Coalition

QUILCENE, Wash. (Jan. 17) A broad and diverse coalition of Olympic Peninsula community members cheered the introduction today of the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 by Representative Derek Kilmer and Senator Patty Murray.  The measure, similar to that introduced in the last Congress, by Senator Murray and former Congressman…

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…

Senator Murray, Representative Kilmer Introduce Legislation to Protect Olympic Peninsula

Ancient Temperate Rainforest in the South Quinault Ridge Proposed Wilderness.

(Washington, D.C.) – After extensive engagement and discussion with residents and local business leaders on the Olympic Peninsula, today Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 in the Senate and House of Representatives.  As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and…

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…

US Representative Derek Kilmer to hold telephone town hall

In order to connect with constituents while in Washington DC, Representative Derek Kilmer will hold his fourth telephone town hall with constituents on Wednesday, December 11th 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.  “I work for you, and I want to make sure that I continue to be accessible and accountable to you.”

 

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 December 10th.

 

Residents who sign up before the deadline will receive a phone call at 6pm on Wednesday, December 11th inviting them to join the town hall.

Rep. Derek Kilmer statement on Federal Government shutdown

Representative Derek Kilmer released the following statement after the news that the House and Senate did not reach a compromise by October 1st on legislation to keep federal agencies funded. Yesterday, Representative Derek Kilmer announced he will give up his pay for the duration of a government shutdown.

A government shutdown will cause roughly half of the government’s civilian workforce, about 1.2 million employees to face furloughs.  Additionally, national parks will close, veterans’ disability payments may be disrupted, and there will be a suspension of approval of applications for Small Business Loans. It is estimated that a government shutdown will cost taxpayers $150 million a day.

“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,” said Representative Derek Kilmer. “I’m voluntarily giving up my own pay during this shutdown because I believe in leading by example.  Unfortunately, many federal employees in our region unfortunately won’t have a say about losing theirs.  They’ll be furloughed and lose pay through no fault of their own.  These employees and the folks who depend on their work deserve better.” 

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 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.

Representative Kilmer speaking in Grays Harbor today

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-6) will be at the noon meeting of Hoquiam Rotary this Thursday, August 22nd. If you cannot attend as a Rotary guest you can catch him in Amanda Park later, as he swings through town on his “Conversations with Kilmer” Tour. The Congressman will be at the Timberland Library in Amanada Park off of Highway 101, from 1:45pm – 3:45pm today as well.
Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-6)Or you can go pick weeds with him in Port Angeles. Join Kilmer at the Olympic National Park, as a crew will be working along with Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum to remove exotic weeds on August 24th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM along Peabody Creek between the Visitor Center and the Administrative Office.
Kilmer will be available to meet with constituents outside the ONP Administrative Office at the picnic tables from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, you might not have time to RSVP for the service project though.

The congressman has been bouncing around the Sixth District this week, for public forums and one-on-one visits as part of his Conversations with Kilmer tours.

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.