In light of the recent Equifax data breach, members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) must be thinking aggressively about what role we need to play to protect consumers and their privacy. Today I questioned four of President Trump’s nominees to the FTC about this at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing. Watch their responses here:
Dramatic increases in offshore oil and gas development pose a direct threat to many coastal economies in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States. Today, my colleagues and I are joining together to speak up for coastal communities, for maritime jobs, and against expanding offshore drilling. Watch live:
This weekend I spoke with health care providers and patients about the importance of renewing funding for community health centers. Washington’s Community Health Centers are a critical bedrock of the health care safety net, and in many isolated communities they are the only accessible source of basic care. In the Senate, I’m continuing to push for CHC funding in the next spending bill.
Like and share to tell Secretary Ryan Zinke: hands off our coasts.
Maru es mi invitada en el discurso del Estado de la Union. Es importante que levantemos las voces de los inmigrantes mientras trabajamos para lograr una reforma migratoria bipartidista.
By reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program Program, more than 60,000 Washington kids will have access to health care. We got this one done and now we need to restore funding for Community Health Centers and stop Trump’s war on Medicaid.
Today, we march to inspire everyone to continue the fight here in the United States and throughout the world to raise up women’s voices, make our communities more inclusive, and to harness our political power. I hope that the same enthusiasm that everyone showed coming out to march – men and women, children and grandparents – are there to say all through 2018 that our voice needs to be heard. We need to push for the policies that we believe in.
On Sunday, I joined fishermen, tribal leaders and small businesses to say NO to the Trump Administrations plan to allow oil and gas drilling off our coasts. Washingtonians want to keep thriving on the coast and I will fight to protect their jobs, communities, and environment.
Proud to join Pastor Ransfer at the King County MLK prayer breakfast today as we honor a transformational American, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and give thanks to all who work towards creating a nation that respects and lifts up everyone. Dr. King voiced the injustices confronting communities of color in America and confronted persistent inequities and discrimination to help change our laws to address racial injustice. Our work remains, but together we will realize Dr. King’s dream of a society committed to ensuring the dignity of all its peoples.
“Offshore oil and gas development poses a direct threat to Washington state jobs in coastal communities like Grays Harbor, Ilwaco, Aberdeen, and Port Angeles. The Washington coast economy relies on healthy, sustainable oceans which support fisheries, seafood processing, recreation, shipbuilding, trade, transportation, and tourism.
“Suddenly excluding certain states from future consideration, while Washington state has long been united in opposition to oil and gas production off our coast, is arbitrary, short-sighted, and inconsistent with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
“Pacific Northwest waters should be removed from any further consideration of the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024.”
Firefighters on the front lines and those who give their lives to protect us deserve fair treatment from their government. My legislation would combine real-time fire mapping and GPS locating to give our firefighters more safety and security as they deal with these unbelievable conditions.
The Trump Administration’s proposal to allow drilling off the coast in the Pacific region, despite the vocal opposition of local communities and every west coast Senator, represents an outrageous attack on our coastal economies, culture, and environment. Washingtonians want to keep thriving on the coast and I will fight to protect their jobs, communities, and environment.
Weakening the internet economy will be particularly harmful to the economy of Washington state. The internet economy is responsible for 13% of our economic output. A quarter of a million jobs in Washington state depend on the continued good health and vibrancy of our internet economy.
We must protect net neutrality. We need an open internet.
Joining Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and tech leaders to tell Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai to do his job and drop his misguided attempt at repealing net neutrality rules. It critical to consumers, innovators and entrepreneurs that we keep the internet a free, open, and equal platform.
Have questions about signing up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act? Let health advocate and 4-time cancer survivor Julie Negrin help answer some of your questions to get you through the process. And don’t forget – Open Enrollment in Washington ends January 15, 2018 (and December 15, 2017 in most other states).