Kilmer introduces two amendments to defense bill to help veterans looking for jobs and civilian shipyard workers

On Tuesday, Representative Derek Kilmer introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help servicemembers find jobs and authorize overtime for civilian shipyard

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

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

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Sportsmen for Wild Olympics announce new endorsements & video

A group of Olympic Peninsula hunters, anglers, and guides of Sportsmen for Wild Olympics delivered signatures

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Kilmer announces STEM competition for local high school students

Representative Derek Kilmer today invited high school students from Washington’s 6th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology

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

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

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Kilmer Releases Detailed Economic Development Plan for Olympic Peninsula

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

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Senator Murray, Representative Kilmer Introduce Legislation to Protect Olympic Peninsula

(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

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

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

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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.

New grassroots partnership aims to improve grass, roots, on Olympic National Forest

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Representative Derek Kilmer and a group of conservation, timber and local government stakeholders today announced the formation of new a partnership called the Olympic Peninsula Collaborative. Members of the partnership approved the following statement to explain its purpose and goals:

The Olympic Peninsula Collaborative will bring together stakeholders from the environmental community, the timber industry, and representatives from federal and local government around shared goals of increasing timber harvest from the Olympic National Forest while benefitting the environmental quality of our forests and watersheds. The Collaborative will work together and with federal officials to address issues that stand in the way of achieving the stated goals. Ultimately, the purpose is to show we can simultaneously create a more environmentally sound forest, provide for increased, sustainable timber harvests on the Olympic National Forest, and provide economic benefits to timber communities on the Peninsula.

I have always said that we don’t have to choose between economic development and environmental protection. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership that I hope will help prove that’s true. The Olympic Peninsula Collaborative will show we can build consensus and can bring folks together to simultaneously create a more environmentally healthy forest, provide for increased, sustainable timber harvests on the Olympic National Forest, and provide economic benefits to timber communities on the Peninsula.
- U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer