It was great to join Maria Bartiromo yesterday to discuss the importance of tax reform. Our plan is centered around raising wages, creating jobs, and giving Americans the opportunities they so greatly deserve. Like I told Maria, a job is so fundamental to a person’s life. We want to give Americans the tools they need to create a better life.
Important news! A new cross-laminated timber facility in Spokane Valley producing engineered wood products will be opening next year. The plant will initially employ a 150 people with potential for growth as these special wood products grow in market share — turning scrap lumber into the buildings of the 21st Century.
Thank you to EWU Women's Basketball and everyone else that came out to support Ds Connections Nw's annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. DS Connections Northwest is an important organization that provides a network of support, information, and resources to improve the quality of life of people with Down syndrome and their families.
I’ve been leading efforts to help rural communities attract more doctors. One way is through the Teaching Health Centers, including the wonderful facility we have in Spokane. In July, I introduced bipartisan legislation, the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017, which reauthorizes the Teaching Health Center program and create new programs to train doctors.
Some additional community leaders I recognized at my “Pink Flamingo” BBQ at the end of August was Dave Sposito, Molly Allen, and Ken Hopkins. Many of you know Dave, Ken, and Molly from their radio show on 92.9 FM here in Spokane.In 1995, Dave and Ken started the Christmas Wish program to help families in need.
Sixteen years ago today, we saw the face of hatred and extremism try to destroy our way of life. Today, we remember not only lives lost in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, but the spirit that unified America and the perseverance of the American people who work unceasingly to build a better nation. #neverforget