Gluesenkamp Perez Highlights First Six Months in Office

Jul 20, 2023
Press

This month, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) celebrated her first six months in Congress, highlighting achievements from her efforts in Southwest Washington and Washington, D.C.

“Since being sworn in, my bipartisan team and I have fought to deliver meaningful results for Southwest Washington. I’m proud to say, six months in, we’ve made significant progress,” said Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez. “I’ve met with folks all across the district, introduced practical, bipartisan legislation, and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for constituents. I’m going to keep working as an independent voice to tackle the issues that matter most to Southwest Washington.”

Highlights of Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez’s First Six Months

Constituent Service Accomplishments:

Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez speaks with producers at a Farm Bill Listening Session in Pacific County.

  • Sent 31,250 letters in response to Third District residents.
  • Returned $389,172 in money owed to Third District residents by federal agencies.
  • Helped 599 Third District residents with a federal agency – including the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department, and more.
  • Had 324 meetings with Southwest Washington constituents, stakeholders, and community leaders – 142 in Southwest Washington and 182 in Washington, D.C.
  • Held five in-person town halls – two in Clark County and one in each of Skamania, Cowlitz, and Lewis Counties.
  • Held two Pints with Perez events – one in Pacific County and one in Wahkiakum County.
  • Hosted three Farm Bill listening sessions with agricultural leaders from across Southwest Washington.
Legislative Achievements:

Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez discusses the Washougal 32nd Street Underpass Project.

  • Cast more than 280 votes on the House floor.
  • Earned a bipartisan cosponsor percentage of more than 85%.
  • Attended 25 committee hearings.
  • Introduced eight bipartisan bills on issues including rural childcare, substance use treatment for pregnant and postpartum women, preserving AM radio in cars, right-to-repair, and investing in forest management.
  • Authored four amendments considered on the House floor.
  • Seventh most frequent cosponsor of Republican bills, among Democratic Representatives.
  • Helped secure $40 million in funding for the Washougal 32nd Street Underpass Project from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Personal Wins:

Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez jumps into the Cathlamet Swimming Pool.

  • Jumped into one swimming pool to celebrate the Wahkiakum High School Mecha Mules robotics team’s win in the International SeaPerch Challenge.

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