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The recent cases of sexual harassment allegations against lawmakers and their staff, past and present, demand a strong response from Congress. Our bosses are you, the American people, and you deserve accountability. Staff working in the U.S. Capitol, just like employees in the private sector,...
I was born into the wrong family at the wrong time in the wrong place.  Broth instead of soup so to speak. Six months later another family picked me up, dusted me off and started my voyage into the dysfunctionality of American suburbia. I was surrounded by first and second generation Germans,...
After we have all gathered around our tables, thankful for the meal that we shared with family and friends, the true test of thankfulness begins. It is easy to be thankful on Thanksgiving. The holiday’s name itself renders us an attitude of thankfulness, but what about a week later, when the left...
Much of the nation’s attention has rightly been focused on Congress’ current push for historic tax reform—the first major effort in more than 30 years. While pro-growth tax reform is a critical topic, I would like to share an update on recent legislative progress that is important for Central...
What were you thankful for last week? Like many of us, it is taken for granted that we live in the greatest country ever devised by man, despite its many problems. Hopefully your good fortune was shared with the less fortunate among us in one way or another by direct or indirect sharing....
The future for America is bright. It is the shining star of American ingenuity - long established ever since the Boston Tea Party. For those of us who are history challenged I'll fill you in. Back then, an intrepid group of entrepreneurs had rowboats at the ready once the tea hit the water. They...
Police manuals across the land need to be rewritten to include charges filed for "DBR" - Death By Robot. Industrialized nations will need to move fast to set legal sentencing guidelines for guilty verdicts. Judges worldwide will need some quick continuing education credits, probably every few...
Red Cross Hurricane Harvey - You Can Help Make A Difference redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane‎ The website above is the one I trust because I know the American Red Cross, have donated blood to them for years and having also received help from them. I also trust the Salvation Army for some...
In the Fourth Congressional District, the August district work period has been a busy time for me traveling up and down Central Washington to meet with constituents and hear their concerns firsthand. Many communities in our area are dealing with dry weather and wildfires, which are a constant...
In January, as soon as it became clear that former Texas Governor Rick Perry would serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy, I extended an invitation to him to visit Central Washington. Last week, I was pleased to welcome Secretary Perry to learn more about the contributions our community has...

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