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Hill addresses the media outside the Capitol Building after she had been sworn in Thursday, January 3, 2018. Photo courtesy of the office of Katie Hill.
Hill addresses the media outside the Capitol Building after she had been sworn in Thursday, January 3, 2018. Photo courtesy of the office of Katie Hill.

 

Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce) on Friday marked 100 days since her swearing-in on Jan. 3.

“I am so proud to serve the people of my hometown in Washington and even prouder to already be delivering for our community,” Hill said in a statement.

“I promised that I would put the priorities of the people above corporations and special interests and that’s exactly what I’ve done to achieve results,” she said. “With the support and guidance of the community, we truly hit the ground running and I can’t wait to keep bringing our concerns and our voice to the table.”

Hill and her office listed the following accomplishments in her first 100 days:

* Introduced her first bill addressing a top local priority, and ensured the legislation was included in a public lands package that passed both Houses of Congress and was signed into law by the President;
* Elected as one of only two freshmen to serve as Representatives to Leadership, and advocated for the concerns of her community at the highest possible level;
* Authored bipartisan legislation to address concerns from 25th Congressional District constituents about the flaws in their Medicare Part B enrollment;
* Passed a bipartisan bill through the House of Representatives to protect whistleblowers and follow through on her promise to weed out government corruption and promote accountability and transparency
* Used her position in Washington to cut through bureaucracy and tackle pressing local issues like the CEMEX mine;
* Appointed Vice Chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, where she has used her position to fight for accountability in government, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and increasing transparency regarding climate change;
* Secured more than $80,000 in VA and Social Security benefits for 25th Congressional District constituents;
* Cosponsored 167 pieces of legislation and signed onto 233 letters to provide solutions for the everyday problems people are facing in her community;
* Delivered on her promise to focus on healthcare by cosponsoring 16 different healthcare bills, including sweeping new healthcare legislation that would lower Californian’s health insurance premiums, crack down on junk health insurance plans, and strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions; and
* Opened two district offices, held two town halls, attended 22 community events, and visited 16 businesses, military bases, and other key sites in the district.

“I am using my position in Washington to work on issues that our community has said time and time again are the biggest challenges they face,” Hill said.

“In the past few months, we passed our landmark H.R. 1, For The People Act, to get big money out of politics and make Washington and our government work for the people again,” she said. “We’re advancing critical new bills to lower health costs and prescription drug prices. We’re making housing more affordable and doing the work to assemble a bold investment in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.”

In this time, the House of Representatives has passed key legislation, including:

• H.R. 1 – For The People Act

• H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act

• H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act

• H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act

• H.R. 268 – Disaster supplemental funding

• H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act

• H.R. 840 – Veterans Access to Child Care Act

• H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

To find out more about the bills, click here and enter the bill number in the search field at top right.

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  1. waterwatcher says:

    Good work Katie! Especially the medicare plan b. I know more than a few people with financial problems that didn’t realize there was a penalty, then couldn’t afford the penalty. As a result, they skipped their meds. This led to expensive emergency room visits. It would have een far less expensive for society to waive the penalty – glad someone realized that.

    But we need something to stop climate change. When will you help with that?

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