Featured Issues

  • Closing the Medicare Donut Hole

    Closing the Medicare Donut Hole

    In 2010, as the Affordable Care Act, I helped lead the successful fight to end the Medicare Part D prescription drug “donut hole” which left thousands of Washington state seniors paying the total cost of their pre... read more
  • Education: Share Your Ideas and Stories

    Education: Share Your Ideas and Stories

    As a mother, a former pre-school teacher and school board member, and a United States Senator, I feel very strongly that we need an education system that works well for our... read more
  • Financial Education

    Financial Education

    Thank you so much for visiting this site, and for your interest in financial education. I am currently working to pass major legislation that will ramp up financial and economic education efforts for students and adults. read more
  • Health Care Reform Resource Center

    Health Care Reform Resource Center

    No senior should ever have to worry about not being able to afford the prescription drugs they need to stay healthy. So I worked hard to make sure that the recent health care reform legislation signed by President Obama on M... read more
  • National Debt and Deficit

    National Debt and Deficit

    I believe Congress must work together to responsibly bring down the national debt. The country’s overarching debt crisis cannot be solved solely on the backs of middle class families, seniors, and the most vulnerable. ... read more
  • Payroll Tax Cut and Washington Families

    Payroll Tax Cut and Washington Families

    The median Washington family has a yearly income of $56,479. Under the current 2% payroll tax cut, set to expire at the end of the year, that family is saving approximately $1,130 per year on their tax bill. If the current ta... read more
  • VAWA


    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has successfully helped provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of women and families since it was first passed into law in 1994. read more
  • 21st Century Careers

    21st Century Careers

    A skilled, prepared workforce in our nation is more critical than ever before as we strive to compete in an increasingly global and dynamic economy. read more