Today, we honor all the great presidents from our nation’s history. We owe much to these leaders and would do well to honor their legacy by striving to keep alive the promise of freedom, democracy, and equality that they fought so hard to achieve. Happy Presidents' Day!
I had a great time with the Lincoln County GOP at their annual Lincoln Day Dinner! It was exciting to see the record crowd and to feel the energy in the room. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you and for always standing by me. It's great to be a Republican in 2020!
I had a great meeting with members of the National Association of Realtors this week. We discussed important ways to make sure America remains innovative and competitive, staying on the forefront of technological advancement. Together we will work toward closing the digital divide, uplifting the dignity of the trades, increasing housing supply, and much more. I’m always grateful for opportunities to meet with folks concerned with the well being of our community.
I am excited for the opportunity to lead on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The issues that come before this committee are very important and will play a major role in the future of America. If chosen to serve in this role, I will do my part to make sure that our future is bright.
Yesterday the Senate began the next stage in this partisan impeachment sham. Despite a lack of evidence, Speaker Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues have pushed it forward at every step. This is just another in a long list of reasons why we need to flip the House back to Republican control in November. My hope is that this episode can be quickly concluded so that Congress can get back to doing the work of the American people.
It was an honor to receive the Slade Gorton Excellence in Public Service Award. Thank you to the Mainstream Republicans of Washington. Keep up the good work!
Hydropower is one of our best available means of producing clean and efficient energy, here in the pacific northwest and across the country. We should not discard this incredible energy source, which is why I’m leading in Congress to advocate for hydropower.
Today we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who stood up to oppression because he knew the promise of America and believed in our shared fundamental ideals of freedom and equality.
In today’s political climate, I feel that these words from Dr. King are particularly important: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Steve Gleason, a Spokane native, has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. He is a wonderful example of keeping hope in the face of challenges. I was very happy to see him receive the Congressional Gold Medal, an honor he more than deserves.
Earlier this month, I added my name to a brief to the Supreme Court, urging them to reconsider Roe v. Wade, a decision which disregards the sanctity of life. It is long past time to reverse Roe v. Wade. I believe every person has the right to reach their full potential. I'm happy to add my name to this brief to reaffirm that all life is sacred and worth protecting.