TODAY is the last day you'll have to file your taxes under the old, broken, outdated tax system.
Next year you'll be able to use a simpler form, take advantage of an expanded child credit, see your standard deduction double, and keep more of your hard earned money in your own pocket.
This is about restoring trust, and I'm encouraged by the real progress we've made to help real Eastern Washington families.
After hearing from farmers all across Eastern Washington over the past year at my Farm Bill Listening Sessions, I put your concerns into action yesterday and was successful in securing the following three priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill -
1. The protection of crop insurance
2. Increased market development and access to more markets abroad
3. And more funding for agriculture research, expanding on critical research conducted at WSU.
Our farmers are the backbone of our economy in Washington state, and I’m committed to earning their trust and delivering results.
Earlier this year my bill to make eye-directed speech technology affordable for individuals suffering from ALS - The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act - was signed into law.
Now, I'm honored to co-sponsor the nomination for Steve Gleason to be considered for a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Read more here.
Growing up as a farm kid, the importance of agriculture was instilled in me at an early age. I will always advocate on behalf of farmers.
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Being a farmer isn't just a job... it's a way of life.
I'm happy I had the chance to meet with farmers in Walla Walla and Dayton last Tuesday, hear about the challenges they face every day, share the results I've delivered, and brainstorm the work we have left to do.
Agriculture is the backbone of Eastern Washington's economy and I'm committed to finding real solutions and policies that protect farmers.
Small business are not only growing at a record rate thanks to #taxreform, but they’re being started by women at a rate of three-to-one!
Thank you for inviting me to join you today Washington Small Business Development Center. The stories of success and women pursuing their dreams were truly inspiring!
Our four snake river dams provide clean energy to 1.87 million homes and salmon are passing through at record high rates. But one U.S. Court District Judge from Portland is calling them into question. This is unacceptable. Read my column with other Washington lawmakers here.