Stories tagged: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Q&A: Cathy McMorris Rodgers addresses her vote in support of the House tax plan
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says that benefits far outweigh the risks in the House tax reform bill passed this week.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers joins GOP calling for Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop Alabama bid
The congresswoman, who is making a push for large-scale tax reform by the end of this year, is calling on the judge at the center of sexual misconduct and assault …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Local colleges want tax bill changed to help graduate students
Tax bill that passed GOP-controlled House would put graduate students in a financial pinch by taxing tuition waivers.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5 p.m.
Matthew Sutherland drops bid challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers, backs Lisa Brown
The Washington State University alumnus will turn his attention to state-level politics, as Brown ramps up a run to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year with the backing of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Washington’s 5th district to its list of 91 contests nationwide it believes are winnable to take back control of the House of Representatives. The …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill speeding up hydropower dam licensing clears U.S. House
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Tax plan good for everyone, McMorris Rodgers says; mostly for the rich, Democrats contend
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says House GOP tax plan means people would pay less, see wages rise. Washington Democrats say it’s good for the wealthy, not so good for the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Tax reform plan: Help for the middle class or a boon to the rich?
Republicans praise the new tax proposal while Sen. Patty Murray calls it a giveaway to the rich.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers visits Freeman High School
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered donuts to students and staff at Freeman High School on Tuesday morning, along with a pledge to bring federal assistance to the site of last …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Whitman instructor threatens lawsuit against McMorris Rodgers over response to Facebook posts
Whitman instructor Devon Wootten blames the congresswoman for federal authorities calling his employer and suggesting he has a mental illness. An attorney representing McMorris Rodgers said Wootten’s rights weren’t violated …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
McMorris Rodgers, challengers talk health care after tumultuous summer in Congress
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Lisa Brown, former lawmaker and WSU chancellor, announces 2018 run for Congress
The Democrat, who left state politics in 2013 to serve as chancellor of Washington State University in Spokane, said she believes residents of the district feel out of touch with …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
‘Net neutrality’ advocacy group targets McMorris Rodgers on downtown Spokane billboard
The group Fight for the Future has funded nine billboards targeting Republican lawmakers nationwide, arguing they favor a policy that will slow internet speeds and drive up costs. Rep. Cathy …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Washington has potential Warrior Queens
Washington the state is well represented by women in Washington, DC. Both United States Senators and four of our ten Congressional Representatives are women.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Investigation discovers staff ignored hole in roof for years at VA hospital in Spokane
The slow burn by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to secure changes for veterans’ care in Spokane just fell through the roof. Literally. Based on complaints funneled through a group …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
All 300 tickets to McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting distributed in 43 minutes
It took 43 minutes to distribute the 300 tickets available for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday. The tickets were distributed through an event planning …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday
The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Trade concerns among issues McMorris Rodgers hears in Valley meeting
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hears worries about trade.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Tri-City-area utilities support proposed law to save Snake dams
Three Tri-City-area utilities are supporting federal legislation that would override a federal court decision to save Snake River Dams.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified
Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Washington and Idaho senators split along party lines ahead of health care vote
Washington and Idaho’s congressional delegations are split along party lines ahead of Tuesday’s vote to open debate on some version of a Republican health care bill.