Representatives will be missed in Washington, D.C.

Guest Column

Unfortunately, too many pragmatic Democrats and Republicans in Congress are retiring at a time when we need them most. Two are from Washington: Reps. Derek Kilmer, D—Olympic Peninsula, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers R—Spokane.

McMorris Rodgers and Kilmer cut their political teeth in Washington’s Legislature. While they faithfully followed their parties, they found ways to come together on issues vital to our state and nation. McMorris Rodgers was elected to Congress in 2004 and Kilmer in 2012.

Recently, problem—solving Democrats and Republicans broke the caustic spell to overwhelmingly pass milita...


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