COLUMN: Back to Work in the Other Washington

Each year, Congress breaks from session for what is referred to as “August Recess.”

This month isn’t much of a “recess” at all, which typically implies time to play and relax. Instead, August Recess, more aptly called the August District Work Period, is an opportunity for Members of Congress to return home, work throughout the District, and meet with the constituents they represent.

COLUMN: Central Washington is Leading in Clean Energy Production

There has been a loud nation-wide conversation about clean and carbon-free energy sources, and I am proud to represent Central Washington, where we are leading in renewable energy production.

COLUMN: Hardworking Farmers Deserve a Strong Trade Agreement

A story out of Ritzville recently gained national attention: Larry Yockey is a fourth-generation wheat farmer, and for nearly fifty years, he hasn’t missed a harvest.  Sadly, Larry was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer, allowing him to only spend a short amount of time in the fields.

COLUMN: Liberty, Equality, Diversity, and Unity

The United States was founded on the values of liberty, equality, diversity, and unity. As Americans, we should work to promote these values every day.