Federal Legislature

Washington’s Congressional Delegation have some clout in Congress and they listen to us. They sit on committees that make important decisions about workforce development. They sponsor bills that help our customers and our programs. Get involved by getting to know them.

Need to look up a bill you heard about on workforce development, or contact your Congressperson to find out their opinion or to express your own? You can find out about anything or anyone in Congress by going to https://www.congress.gov/.

Search for a bill by name or number, they even provide a search of all Public Laws and the United States Code. There are over 1 million items to search.

There are some short videos to watch on how a bill goes through Congress, how to do searches, where to sign up for Email Alerts.

Look up your Congressperson: see what proposals they are sponsoring, get the link to their website, or arrange to contact them. See your elected Congressional Delegation and their committees:

Senator Maria Cantwell

Committee on Indian Affairs
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Committee on Finance

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Senator Patty Murray

Committee on Appropriations
Committee on the Budget
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Representative Suzan DelBene, 1st Cong. Dist.

Committee on Agriculture
Committee on Judiciary
Select Investigative Panel on Energy & Commerce

Representative Rick Larsen, 2nd

Committee on Armed Services Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, 3rd

Committee on Appropriations

Representative Dan Newhouse, 4th

Committee on Agriculture
Committee on Natural Resources
Committee on Rules

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 5th

Committee on Energy and Commerce

Representative Derek Kilmer, 6th

Committee on Appropriations

Representative Jim McDermott, 7th

Committee on Budget
Ways and Means

Representative David G. Reichert, 8th

Ways and Means

Representative Adam Smith, 9th

Committee on Armed Services
Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

Representative Denny Heck, 10th

Committee on Financial Services