As Southwest Washington's representative in Congress, I want to keep you up-to-date on my work to improve life in our region. For timely updates, please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Touring Onalaska High School's aquaculture program
There's promise for the future of salmon and steelhead in the Northwest if Onalaska High School has anything to say about it. I got the chance to see their highly advanced aquaculture program in action.
Onalaska High School's hatchery program helps students learn the basics of raising salmon and steelhead. With the help of the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Chehalis Tribe, students are able to feed and raise fish, and then release hundreds of thousands of salmon and steelhead smolts into nearby rivers.
Protecting our northwest fish runs is one of my top priorities in Congress, so it's very encouraging to see future leaders gain the knowledge, skills and passion for this important work.
I also got to see their state-of-the-art-hatchery facilities — built by students — and chatted with the students and teachers about the incredible work they're doing.
It made me proud to see Onalaska students doing their part to help our salmon and steelhead thrive for generations to come.
On-the-ground update in Vancouver on COVID vaccines
Access to vaccines and efficient delivery to residents here is top of mind for folks here. During my visit this week to the Vancouver Tower Mall COVID vaccination site, I got a firsthand view of the distribution progress and updates on the progress being made to help get shots in arms.
We're seeing more vaccines distributed, but I won't let up in my efforts to continue pressing all levels of government to ensure every single county in Southwest Washington is not left behind the rest of the state.
Watch more on my visit below.
Congressional Art Competition deadline: APRIL 26
I’m excited to once again host the Congressional Art Competition for Southwest Washington’s high school students! The winning art piece from this year’s competition will be hung in the U.S. Capitol building for one year, and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be invited to display their artwork in my congressional office.
The deadline for submission is April 26. For more information on rules and entry, please visit my website. I’m looking forward to seeing what our young artists create and submit this year!
I'm continuing to add information on small business resources, COVID testing, and vaccine locations, local health departments, unemployment benefits, and more on my COVID dedicated webpage: JHB.house.gov/coronavirus.
It's an honor to serve you in Congress. If you have a comment, question, or idea for me, please send me a direct message here. As always, please let me know how I can assist you.