Episode 1: The Senators
Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell share their successes, how gender unites them, and the challenges women still face in the halls of our Capitol. THE SENATORS aired on KCTS Television on Feb 11, 2014. Watch on YouTube
Web Extra: What to do in Syria?
Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell discuss how they would have voted on the issue of using U.S. military force in Syria, and how lessons learned from the Iraq War influenced their thinking.
Web Extra: Dreamers
Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell talk about creating a path to citizenship for so-called “Dreamers”—the children of immigrants brought to the U.S.—and why immigration reform is so important for Washington state and the country.
Web Extra: Small Business
Senator Maria Cantwell talks about becoming the new Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and what she hopes to accomplish for small businesses in Washington.
Web Extra: What do Senators do for Fun?
Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell talk about how they enjoy themselves, including bragging about the Seahawks to the rest of the Senate. (Note: This episode was recorded one day after the Seahawks won the NFC Championship.)
Episode 2: The Freshmen
The Freshmen features Representatives Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer, and Susan DelBene discussing the pros and cons of being a rookie in Washington, D.C., what they expected to find, and what really greeted them in their first terms as a U.S. representative. Watch on YouTube
Web Extra: Immigration Reform
Representatives Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer talk about the prospects of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress in the near future.
Web Extra: One Wish
Representatives Derek Kilmer, Suzan DelBene and Denny Heck talk about the one thing they would change about Congress, from running for re-election every two years, to redistricting, to campaign finance reform.
Web Extra: The Learning Curve
Representatives Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Suzan DelBene talk about the bills they’ve worked on –including reverse mortgages, personal savings accounts, and the farm bill—and the learning curve of their first year in Congress.
Web Extra: Transition
Representatives Derek Kilmer, Suzan DelBene and Denny Heck talk about transitioning to life in “the other Washington.
Web Extra: Odd Couple?
Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer talk about sharing an apartment in Washington.
Episode 3: The Veterans
Representatives Dave Reichert, Adam Smith, Jim McDermott, and Rick Larsen speak candidly about the state of Congress today, the root causes of the endless stalemates, how they all work together on behalf of Washington state, and what issues drive them apart.
THE VETERANS aired on KCTS Television on Feb 25, 2014. Watch on YouTube
Web Extra: Health Care Crisis
Representatives Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Adam Smith and Jim McDermott debate the health care crisis, the roll-out of “Obamacare,” and whether the President lied about his health care reform plan..
Web Extra: Common Ground
Representatives Dave Reichert, Jim McDermott, Rick Larsen and Adam Smith find common ground over the issue of comprehensive immigration reform, but have doubts about whether it will pass.
The Love-Hate Relationship
Representatives Adam Smith, Dave Reichert, Jim McDermott and Rick Larsen talk about the all-too-familiar refrain from constituents who love their Representative, but hate Congress as a whole.
Web Extra: Is it a “House of Cards?”
Representatives Adam Smith, Jim McDermott, Dave Reichert and Rick Larsen tell whether being in Congress is anything like the television program “House of Cards.”)
THE DELEGATION is a three-part series produced by KCTS 9. Each episode takes an in-depth look at Washington state’s U.S. congressional delegation.