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.
On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. Among the foundational documents of the United States, none does more to cement in stone our liberties than the Bill of Rights. It is for us the living, as President Lincoln would say, to cherish and defend these rights.
President Trump’s critical strike against prominent terrorist Qassem Soleimani sends a strong message to all terrorists that the United States will not stand by while they plot and carry out attacks against Americans and our allies. Soleimani was a dangerous radical who dedicated his life to torturing and killing innocent people. As we go forward, Congress and the administration should work together to protect America and avoid escalation.
This new rule is a big win for the American people. Hospitals and insurers will be required to disclose the prices that they negotiate for health services. Price transparency is common sense. People should know what they will pay ahead of time. Surprise medical billing only causes strain and anxiety. This new rule is a great step forward in helping consumers find the best care for the best price. Thank you to the Trump administration for making this a priority and working for the benefit of the American people.
On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Cathy wrote, "December 7th, 1941 was a day that altered the course of history. The sacrifice of the men who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and later of the men who took the fight to our enemies in WWII will never be forgotten. They stepped up to defend our freedom and the freedom of millions around the world. We know that when our freedom is threatened and we are faced with dire challenge, as President Roosevelt said to Congress, 'The American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.'
Today we remember those we lost at Pearl Harbor and afterward. We are still a grateful nation for their sacrifice and courage."