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  • Helping our communities recover from wildfires
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Dear friend,    We live in the most beautiful region in the country but the wildfires across our state are a painful reminder of how climate change is making these events more frequent and powerful. In recent years, we have seen record-setting heatwaves, wildfires, and smoke destroy our farmland and crops, jeopardize our homes and business, and threaten our lives and… Read more

  • How I’m helping get baby formula back on Washington store shelves
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 22, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Working Families

    Dear friend,   I raised two kids and know the first months of parenthood are tiring and stressful even in the best situations. I understand the difficult situation Washington parents are in as they try to find safe, affordable baby formula.    While the formula shortage has eased from its worse moments in May, we still have more work to… Read more

  • New Monthly $35 Insulin Cap Coming for Seniors in January
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 10, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Dear friend,  Rising prescription drug costs are a top concern for Americans from all walks of life. That’s why I supported the historic Inflation Reduction Act that President Biden recently signed into law. A major element of the law is a $35 per month out-of-pocket insulin cap for Medicare beneficiaries, which will soon start delivering much-needed relief to millions of… Read more

  • Interested in Learning More About Federal Grant Opportunities?
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 7, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, For non-profit organizations, businesses, local government officials, and individuals, there are hundreds of federal grant opportunities that are made available through different federal agencies and departments throughout the year. In recent years, organizations from the 1st District have secured a variety of grants and with it, investments in our communities. For… Read more

  • How I’m Helping Put Baby Formula Back on Shelves
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 2, 2022 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, Washington state has felt the brunt of the baby formula shortage with parents facing empty shelves earlier and more severely than other states.  At the end of May, Washington was one of ten states where the out-of-stock rate was higher than 90%, compared to nationwide rates at 74%. There has been federal action to increase formula supply, but we must do more. In… Read more

  • 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… 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… 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.   … 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… 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… Read more