• Sep 28, 2017
    Maria Mornings - Tax Reform

    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.


    • Sep 26, 2017
    New Industry

    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.

    • Sep 25, 2017
    Step Up for Down Syndrome

    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. 

    • Sep 21, 2017
    Freeman High School

    I had a moving visit to Freeman High School on Tuesday. The resilence of the faculty, staff, and students continue to inspire me.

    • Sep 20, 2017
    Rosh Hashanah

    To all my Jewish friends and neighbors in Eastern Washington and around the country, may you have a sweet and Happy New Year.

    • Sep 18, 2017
    Teaching Health Clinics

    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.

    • Sep 18, 2017
    Air Force

    Happy 70th Birthday to the United States Air Force! I would also like to give a special shoutout to all the brave airmen and women at Fairchild Air Force Base for their service to our nation. To the men and women of the Air Force – thank you.

    • Sep 15, 2017
    Dave Sposito

    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.

    • Sep 12, 2017
    Rob McCann

    Among the local leaders I honored this year at my “Pink Flamingo” BBQ was Rob McCann for the outstanding work he has done combatting homelessness at Catholic Charities Spokane. He joined the organization in 2000 and has served as its head since 2005.

    • Sep 11, 2017
    9/11 2017

    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