Thank you to all of the women in Eastern Washington who lift each other up and encourage each other to achieve more. To all women, from all walks of life –– Be bold. Strive to fulfill your dreams and be positive disruptors; live courageously, take risks, and be fearless and enthusiastic.
I just voted to renew CHIP for the fourth time since being elected to serve Eastern Washington. 60,000 Washington state children and families are counting on CHIP for health care. This is not the time for the Senate to play political games, risk a government shutdown, and allow funding to run out on Friday night.
"Let no man pull you so low as to hate him." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It was a privilege to speak in Spokane today and reflect on Dr. King's legacy. We must continue to have courageous conversations and build up our communities rather than give in to anger and fear. Today, I challenge everyone to join me in a commitment to public service and civility.
Last night we lost a sports broadcasting hero, Keith Jackson. He got his start at Washington State University after enrolling with the G.I. Bill and has since touched the lives of so many through college football.
I am already encouraged by the results we are seeing as a result of tax reform. Headquartered here in Eastern Washington, Inland Northwest Bank is giving its employees a bonus. Across the country, millions of Americans are benefiting from tax reform.
As the Spokesman notes, I was able to ensure that WSU grad students are protected, along with programs that benefit families who are struggling. This is once-in-a-lifetime tax relief for hardworking middle class families that will create jobs here in Eastern Washington.