The Delegation

EPISODE 1: The Senators   |  Watch Online Now

  • 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   |  Watch Online Now

  • 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   |  Watch Online Now

  • 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.


  • Adam Smith
    (D)-WA 9th Congressional District
    Began serving:
    Committees & Leadership:
    •   Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committtee x

  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers
    (D)-WA 5th Congressional District
    Began serving: 2005

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Energy and Commerce Committee
    •   Chairman, House Republican Conference
    •   Co-Chair, Down Syndrome Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Military Family Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Lumber Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Neuroscience Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Rural Health Coalition Caucus x

  • Dave Reichert
    (D)-WA 8th Congressional District
    Began serving: 2005

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Ways and Means Committee
    •   Co-Chair, Congressional Soccer Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Congressional Global Health Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity x

  • Denny Heck
    (D)-WA 10th Congressional District
    Began serving: 2013
    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Financial Services Committee x

  • Derek Kilmer
    (D)-WA 6th Congressional District
    Began serving: 2013
    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Armed Services Committee
    •   House Science, Space and Technology Committee x

  • Doc Hastings
    (D)-WA 4th Congressional District
    Began serving: 1995

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee
    •   Chairman, House Nuclear Clean-Up Caucus
    •   Co-Chair, Northwest Energy Caucus x

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler
    (D)-WA 3rd Congressional District
    Began serving:2011

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Appropriations Committee
    •   House Small Business Committee
    •   Chair, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues x

  • Jim McDermott
    (D)-WA 7th Congressional District
    Began serving: 1989

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   Senior Member, House Ways and Means Committee
    •   Senior Member, House Budget Committee x

  • Maria Cantwell
    Began serving: 2001

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   Chairwoman, Senate Indian Affairs Committee
    •   Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
    •   Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
    •   Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
    •   Senate Finance Committee x

  • Patty Murray
    Began serving: 1993

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   Chairwoman, Senate Budget Committee
    •   Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
    •   Senate Appropriations Committee
    •   Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee
    •   Senate Rules and Administration Committee
    •   Conference Secretary, Democratic Leadership x

  • Rick Larsen
    (D)-WA 2nd Congressional District
    Began serving: 2001

    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Armed Services Committee
    •   House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    •   Co-Chair, U.S.-China Working Group
    •   Co-Chair, Congressional Methamphetamine Caucus x

  • Suzan DelBene
    (D)-WA 1st Congressional District
    Began serving: 2012
    Committees & Leadership:
    •   House Judiciary Committee
    •   House Agriculture Committee x


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