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  • Rep. Dave Reichert Honored by National Senior Advocate Group For Commitment to Washington's Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy & Jobs

    Dave Reichert was presented with the 2012 Standing Up for America’s Seniors award by RetireSafe, a national, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of America's seniors, for Reichert’s outstanding leadership on behalf of seniors. Criteria for the award included: 1. Exhibiting outstanding leadership in Congress to protect Medicare, which is critical to millions of American seniors and their families. 2. Ensuring access to affordable prescription medicines for seniors through... Read more

  • Rep. Reichert Applauds House Passage of "The Honoring America's Veterans Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security, Safe Communities

    Today, U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) applauded passage of H.R. 1627, “The Honoring America’s Veterans Act,” which includes the “Housing for Heroes” bill language (H.R. 5830), which Rep. Reichert introduced in May with Rep. Tim Walz. The Reichert-Walz bill to combat veterans’ homelessness is endorsed by multiple state and national veterans’ organizations, including the American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, American Veterans, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and th... Read more

  • Rep. Dave Reichert Applauds Legislation Granting PNTR with Russia and Moldova
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Economy & Jobs

    Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-08), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade and the President’s Export Council, today commended the committee approval of legislation to extend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia and Moldova: “Granting Russia and Moldova PNTR is a vital step forward in increasing exports and sustaining American jobs,” said Reichert. “This status will allow U.S. businesses to fully benefit from the membership of Russia and Moldova in the World Trade Organi... Read more

  • Rep. Dave Reichert Receives "2012 Best of Congress Award," Recognized for Improving Lives of Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2012 | Preview rr

    Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8), was recognized today with the “2012 Best of Congress Award” by Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media. Only 30 members of Congress – from both sides of the aisle – were celebrated for their outstanding leadership in improving the quality of life for working families. “I’m honored to be chosen to receive the “2012 Best of Congress” award,” said Rep. Reichert. “Throughout my life and career, I’ve seen firsthand the difficulty of balancing work and... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on Repeal of the Health Care Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Dave Reichert released the following statement this evening after his vote to repeal the government takeover of health care: “Today’s vote to repeal the health care overhaul was another step in the effort to lower costs, preserve choice, and improve the quality of care for all Americans. I remain committed to removing the harmful aspects of this law – especially the tax increases that threaten American jobs – and replacing them with better, patient-centered solutions that lower healt... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the health care law: “While I respect today’s Supreme Court ruling, it is only one more point in the ongoing debate. I remain undeterred in improving health care for all Americans. The government takeover of health care raised taxes and health care costs, restricted access for patients and hurt businesses. Those problems remain and I lo... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on Fast and Furious Contempt Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Safe Communities

    “As a former police officer, I understand the importance of not only bringing criminals to justice, but also for families of the fallen to have answers. The heart of this case is the loss of U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry. “The pain that his family has suffered is indescribable. They have lost a beloved son and a father. That pain is exacerbated by the knowledge that he was killed with an American gun. The Terry family deserves answers; today’s vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in... Read more

  • Reichert and Hastings Rally Congressional Support to Keep Indonesia Market Open
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Representatives Dave Reichert and Doc Hastings were joined by 19 colleagues in sending a letter to Ambassador Ron Kirk last week. The letter urges the United States Trade Representative to pursue all available resources in maintaining access to the Indonesian market for U.S. fresh produce. “Agriculture is crucial to the economy of Washington state and to that of the entire country. To create and sustain jobs, American growers must be able to compete on a fair playing field to sell in foreign mar... Read more

  • Reichert Applauds Passage of Health Care Cost Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, today voted to pass the Health Care Cost Reduction Act, H.R. 436, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. H.R. 436 repeals two elements of the health care law: the medical device excise tax and the ban prohibiting the use of health-related savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicines. The latter is similar to an element in legislation introduced by Rep. Reichert, the Restoring A... Read more

  • Rep. Reichert, Chamber of Commerce, Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New District Office in Issaquah
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Safe Communities

    U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08) was pleased to host a ribbon-cutting for his new office, sponsored by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, today. Rep. Reichert moved his district office to Issaquah from Mercer Island in March. Members and staff of the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce were present for the ceremony along with other community leaders and local elected officials, including Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger. “The warm reception we’ve received from the community of Issaq... Read more