Veterans Day honors those who served, COVID-19 vaccine well underway

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Honoring those who served: On Wednesday, we celebrated Veteran’s Day in honor of all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Meeting, helping, and honoring veterans across Central Washington has been one of the most humbling parts of my job as your Representative in Congress. These brave men and women have sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms, and we should all take the time to thank them for their service.
If you are a veteran in need of assistance with a federal agency like the VA or the IRS, I encourage you to reach out to my office.
This week, we also celebrated the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Last year, I had the opportunity to honor one of Central Washington’s own fallen Marines, Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman. By establishing the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office” in West Richland, current and future generations will always be reminded of his service and sacrifice to our nation.
COVID-19 Vaccine Well Underway
Operation Warp Speed is an innovative White House partnership between the public and private sectors. With billions of dollars going straight to research and development, Operation Warp Speed will deliver more than 300 million doses of effective vaccines that meet our strict safety standards. Several vaccine candidates are applying for emergency distribution approval from the Food and Drug Administration this month or will do so very soon. This is good news for Central Washington and for the whole country.
Central Washington Leads on Clean Energy
A solar power plant in Tri-Cities is not only producing clean energy for our communities but also contributing to critical battery storage research happening at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Energy storage and solar power play an important role in our state’s clean energy future, and Central Washington continues to lead the nation in clean energy innovation and development. I will continue to support efforts to advance a renewable, secure energy grid in Central Washington and across the country – while continuing to advocate for our region’s reliable nuclear and hydroelectric baseload power.
Celebrating 131 Years of Statehood
Wednesday,Nov. 11 marked 131 years since Washington became the 42nd state. Our state continues to make vital contributions to our nation - from aerospace and agriculture to manufacturing and international trade. I am proud to hail from our great state and to represent its 4th Congressional District. Happy Birthday Washington!
To stay current on the work I am doing around the District and in Washington D.C., I encourage you to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and to read updates on my website.
It is an honor and a privilege to represent you in Congress. 


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