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Three immigration protesters arrested outside McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane

Three people protesting the nation’s immigration policy under President Trump were arrested outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office Monday. The protesters were released and cited for trespassing.


Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks

Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.


Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River to restore endangered salmon runs.


After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers

Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a deadline to pass legislation addressing hundreds of thousands of immigrants who’ve been allowed to remain in the United States under an executive order that will end.


Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her Democratic opponent.


Breaking with GOP, McMorris Rodgers votes against major change to the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers broke with most of her Republican colleagues Thursday by voting against a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act, siding with critics who say the legislation would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law and erode the civil rights of people with disabilities.


Democratic poll lauded by Lisa Brown; Cathy McMorris Rodgers team skeptical

A poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has Lisa Brown running neck-and-neck with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the race for Eastern Washington’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. McMorris Rodgers’ campaign team called the results “bogus” and noted they were reported by a Democratic source.


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress offer up their views on immigration policy.


With passage of budget deal, bills sponsored by McMorris Rodgers become law

On a busy day in Congress Tuesday, three bills sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won the support of the House. Friday morning, President Trump signed two of those bills into law as part of a long-awaited budget deal.


McMorris Rodgers: End filibuster in Senate for spending bills

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.


Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic leader of the Washington Senate has already drawn interest nationwide.


At GOP retreat, McMorris Rodgers says she backs public release of memo

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is backing the release of a memo the FBI says is misleading.


McMorris Rodgers, Murray have very different reactions to Trump speech

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inspired by President Trump’s State of the Union Address; Sen. Patty Murray doubts his call for unity.


Shutdown blame debated by Washington’s Congressional delegation

The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were operating, other offices inside the federal compound in downtown Spokane were shuttered. A notice posted on the offices of the IRS, for instance, indicated they would be closed until the shutdown ended.


Independent Eric Agnew drops congressional bid, leaving McMorris Rodgers and Brown in the race

The candidate cited intense interest and big money as his reasons for dropping a long-shot bid to contest the seat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has held since 2005.


Women’s March organizers won’t play video speech by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, her spokesman says

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said organizers of the Spokane Women’s Persistence March will not air a videotaped speech by the Republican congresswoman or allow aides to speak on her behalf.


Children’s health insurance funding at center of shutdown battle splitting Washington delegation

Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference Wednesday, pressured Democrats to vote for the proposal, which extends funding for six years. Democrats want protections for children of undocumented immigrants and a longer-term spending proposal.


MLK rally speakers call out Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ hecklers

While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives took the stage


Shawn Vestal: Only in Wonderland is Congress insuring children’s health

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ claim that the House reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program is fit for a fact in Wonderland.


Over 400 show up for Lisa Brown campaign training

The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown Saturday, that foundation showed up in droves.