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Derek Kilmer's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 6, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 19, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Protect Women's Right to Choose
Nov. 30, 2016 Kilmer & Newhouse Introduce Bill to Fix Veterans Healthcare System Mismanagement Issues
Nov. 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call for Further Review into the Impact of Flame Retardant Chemicals on Human Health
Oct. 27, 2016 Findings of Veterans Healthcare System Review Called for by Kilmer Released to the Public
Oct. 6, 2016 Kilmer Announces New Department of Agriculture Grants to Help Revitalize Rural Communities in Washington state
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures
Oct. 4, 2016 Ripon Advance Daily News - Jenkins Bill Would Make Medicare Healthcare Options More Available in Rural Areas
Sept. 29, 2016 Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Boost Access to Quality Health Care in Rural Areas
Sept. 2, 2016 Tester and Kilmer Push to Increase Veterans' Access to Care, Save Taxpayers Money
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Kilmer, Herrera Beutler Advance Effort to Address Severe National Shortage of Psychiatric Beds for Mental Health Patients
June 30, 2016 Letter to Chairman Johnny Isakson and Ranking Member Richard Blumenthal of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Chairman Jeff Miller and Ranking Member Corrine Brown of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs - Call for Reconciliation of VA Construction Bills
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 12, 2016 Members from Areas Hard Hit by Drug Crisis Introduce Bill to Provide More Than $1 Billion to Combat Epidemic
May 12, 2016 Kennedy Joins House Coalition Pushing for Opioid Response Funding
March 11, 2016 Kilmer Applauds Grants for Bremerton, Tacoma Community Health Centers to Provide Expanded Services for Opioid Treatment
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell and Acting Secretary King - Urge to Encourage Adequate Health Screenings for High School Athletes
Feb. 29, 2016 Founders of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus Introduce Bill to Help Stop the Spread of Toxic Stormwater Runoff
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluate Risks of Powerful Herbicide Before Reapproved
Feb. 1, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Call for Increased Access to Critical Opioid Overdose Prevention Tools in Rural Communities
Jan. 7, 2016 South Sound Behavioral Health Coalition
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Health Care
Oct. 1, 2015 Kilmer Statement on New Bremerton CBOC Location
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health
June 18, 2015 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital Mismanagement
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
May 5, 2015 Lending a Hand
April 23, 2015 Kilmer, Visclosky Make Progress Increasing Flexibility for Veterans Seeking Healthcare
Feb. 24, 2015 Review of Veterans Healthcare System Called for by Kilmer Moving Forward
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General - Veterans Health Administration
Jan. 23, 2015 Kilmer Reintroduces Bills to Address Health and Discrimination Issues Facing Veterans
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Working to Protect and Support our Seniors
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Women's Issues
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member, of the House Committee on Appropriations, Frank Wolf, Chairman, and Chaka Fattah, Ranking Member, of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee - Rape Kit Backlog
Oct. 21, 2014 Kilmer Discusses Ebola Preparedness with Region's Hospital Officials and Organizations
Sept. 12, 2014 Kilmer Announces Bill to Address Issues in Veterans Health Administration Scandal
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
June 5, 2014 Kilmer to Local Veterans on VA: "Those Who Did Harm Need to be Held Accountable'
May 29, 2014 Kilmer and DelBene Call for Secretary Shinseki to Step Down
May 22, 2014 Major Defense Bill Passes House, Includes Kilmer-backed Initiatives
May 6, 2014 Key Draft of Major Defense Bill Includes Kilmer-backed Initiatives
May 1, 2014 Kilmer to Lead a Seniors Forum in Port Angeles
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Tribes
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Women's Issues
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