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  • Helpful Resources for Tax Season
    Posted in eNewsletters on January 22, 2022 | Preview rr

    The 2022 tax season is almost upon us: Filing opens this Monday, January 24, and the deadline to file your taxes is Monday, April 18. The IRS has a number of resources available to taxpayers that can make this process easier and less stressful. I want to share a few helpful tools as you begin to prepare your federal tax return: IRS Free File is an online tool that helps you prepare and file your federal income tax return for free. This guided tax preparation is available for people making $73,00... Read more

  • Making sure that every American’s voice is heard
    Posted in eNewsletters on January 15, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Our sacred and fundamental right to vote remains under attack. Republican state legislatures around the country continue to pass partisan laws that make it harder for Americans to access the ballot box by limiting popular practices such as early voting and voting by mail, and taking over who administers elections. It is our responsibility in Congress to enshrine voter protections by ensuring every American can voice their opinion and that elected officials respect that decision. In ... Read more

  • Protecting Our Democracy a Year After the January 6 Attack
    Posted in eNewsletters on January 6, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Today, we observe a somber anniversary as we mark one year since armed insurrectionists launched a deadly attack on the United States Capitol with the intent to forcefully overturn the results of the 2020 election. I was there that day and the direct and violent assault on our democracy will go down in history as one of our nation’s darkest days. While our democracy proved stronger than those who carried out the assault, Congress must ensure that events like January 6 never happen a... Read more

  • The light at the end of the tunnel for our northern border communities
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Dear friend, After 19 long months of pandemic restrictions along the Canada-U.S. border, our border towns and communities can start building back better. This week, the Biden administration announced that fully vaccinated Canadians will be able to travel to the United States by land and sea starting on November 8. The decision to reopen comes after I repeatedly called on the Trump and Biden administrations to follow the science and safely reopen the Canada-U.S. border. The closure has exacted a ... Read more

  • Going Big on Climate
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Transportation

    Dear friend, This year, we have seen record-setting heatwaves and wildfires in the Pacific Northwest that have threatened our local economy and unique way of life. We are running out of time in our fight against climate change, and we must take bold action to reduce carbon emissions and avoid irreversible damage to our planet. I was honored to welcome White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory to Washington state earlier this week to meet with local leaders and discuss wha... Read more

  • Getting the Build Back Better Agenda Across the Finish Line
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 25, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, This week, I met with President Biden to discuss how Democrats in Congress can get the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the Build Back Better Act across the finish line. Both these bills are historic in how they can deliver immediate and long-term support for workers, families, and our communities. It was a productive discussion and I thanked the president for his leadership. As the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, I am working to get the votes in the House and Senate necessar... Read more

  • The Next Step to Build Back Better
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, As we combat the Delta variant and work on economic recovery, Congress is advancing legislation that will not only deliver immediate support to workers and families but also make bold and lasting investments in their futures. This week, the House Ways and Means Committee, on which I serve as Vice Chair, marked up key pieces of the Build Back Better Act, advancing Democrats’ promise to rebuild the American middle class. This legislation includes two important provisions that I champi... Read more

  • We cannot go backwards.
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Dear friend, A woman’s right to choose is under attack around the country and Congress must act. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court refused to block an extreme and unprecedented anti-abortion law passed by the Texas legislature. This new law bans abortions after six weeks (before many women even know they’re pregnant), allows citizens in Texas to sue health care providers and family members for supporting a woman seeking abortion care, has no exemption for rape or incest, and subverts Roe v. W... Read more

  • Welcoming Ambassador Katherine Tai to the 1st District
    Posted in eNewsletters on August 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, I was honored to welcome my friend U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to Washington this week. Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the country, and global commerce touches nearly every sector of our economy from tech and manufacturing to agriculture. During the Ambassador’s visit, we met with local farmers and agriculture stakeholders, elected AANHPI officials, business leaders, and members of Washington’s labor community. Across the board, the conversations we had ... Read more

  • Federal Investments That’ll Help Meet Our Communities’ Needs
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 31, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, This week, the House approved federal funding legislation that included $6.7 million in funding for community projects in Washington’s 1st district that I championed. These projects include recreation and community centers, child care facilities, career development and youth engagement programs, and telehealth expansion in rural areas that will benefit Washington families and communities. Resources like these can have a direct and meaningful impact in our communities, helping Washin... Read more