COLUMN: The Next Generation of Hydropower

As I have said in the past and will continue to vocalize in our nation’s capital: Hydropower is truly the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest. From the Grand Coulee Dam, the largest power producing hydroelectric dam in North America, to the dams along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Central Washington has come to rely on the clean, affordable, and reliable power these dams produce.

COLUMN: The Truths We Hold Self-Evident

At its founding, the United States of America was the first-of-its-kind: an experimental government based on the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Gaining our independence from Britain was, in a way, a changing of the tides – for those who declared themselves Americans, our future generations, and everyone in between.

COLUMN: Legislation to Address Public Lands Must Include Debate

Our largely rural, agricultural district understands the importance of conservation firsthand. The public lands we enjoy in Central Washington depend on local environmental stewardship, maintenance, and upkeep.

COLUMN: Rejecting Calls to Defund the Police, Supporting Local Law Enforcement

Here in Central Washington, we have recently seen displays of citizens practicing their constitutional right to peacefully protest in nearly all of our communities. I wholeheartedly condemn the acts of violence we have witnessed in other cities across the United States, but I am proud to represent our district, where peaceful voices are being met with listening ears and open hearts.