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  • The Fight for Women’s Health Care is Not Over
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 25, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Yesterday, Washingtonians woke up to the news that the Supreme Court had stripped women in this country of their right to make their own health care decisions by overturning Roe v. Wade. The burden of this ruling will be felt disproportionately by lower-income women and women of color across the country in states where abortions are banned. They will now have to travel hundreds of miles to receive an abortion if they have the resources or be forced to carry a pregnancy against their... Read more

  • Fighting to Keep Your Health Care Costs Low
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 18, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Dear friend, One of my top priorities in Congress is making sure that every American has access to affordable, high-quality care. This week, I led a letter calling on Congressional leadership to extend the successful enhanced Affordable Care Act health insurance subsidies that helped nearly 60,000 more Washingtonians gain coverage this year and provided 73% of Washington Health Benefit Exchange customers with some form of monthly savings on their health plan. If Congress does not act by the end ... Read more

  • Enough is enough.
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 8, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Nothing will change if Congress doesn’t act on gun violence. Today, I demanded action for our children, our families, and our communities on the House floor. After Uvalde, after Buffalo, and after the over 240 mass shootings this year, we need to get commonsense gun reform legislation to President Biden’s desk now. The House passed the Protecting Our Kids Act (H.R. 7910) today and will consider the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (H.R. 2377) later this week to help end the... Read more

  • Congress Must Protect Our Children and Communities from Further Gun Violence
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 28, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Our nation has witnessed two tragedies over the past two weeks: The horrific shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas and the racist shooting in Buffalo, New York that took 10 lives. There have also been many other instances of gun violence in this short period. 2022 alone has seen at least 212 mass shootings. This is not a wake-up call. It must be a moment of reckoning for our country, Congress, and especially Republican lawmakers who have failed to stand ... Read more

  • Making Sure You Get Your Federal Benefits
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 21, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Helping you navigate federal agencies is one of the most important responsibilities that I have as your Congresswoman. This week, at a Ways and Means Committee hearing with representatives from the Social Security Administration, I shared the stories of two members of our community who faced difficulties working with this agency to get their benefits. Martin reached out to my office after repeatedly trying to apply for his daughter’s Social Security Number without a response, and Ri... Read more

  • Strengthening mail delivery across the country
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 12, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, The U.S. Postal Service is an essential institution for our communities, delivering important documents, bills, medications, packages, and other mail to millions of American households every day. But right now, USPS is not serving our communities or its workers as well as it needs to be. Over the past few years, my office has received numerous complaints about slow mail delivery in Lynden and Snohomish, flood-related closures at the Darrington Post Office, the removal of mail sortin... Read more

  • How we are strengthening our supply chains & spurring American innovation
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 5, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Right now, working families across the country are feeling the effects of strained supply chains with goods taking longer to arrive and prices going up. This week, the House took critical steps to ease inflation and make our economy more resilient by advancing the America COMPETES Act. This bold legislative package will accelerate research and innovation, invest in American workers, and help bring critical supply chains home. It also includes several provisions that I secured to spe... Read more

  • 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