Stories tagged: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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.
Sun., July 23, 2017
Last week in Congress: McMorris Rodgers vote to delay stricter air quality standards, end presidential approval requirement for international pipelines
Last week in Congress the House considered pipeline and air quality legislation.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
House GOP to stick with partisan strategy on taxes
Republicans’ partisan push to overhaul the health care system failed in the Senate, but House GOP lawmakers say they plan to stick to that approach in rewriting the tax code.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Murray critical of VA for keeping Dwayne Thurman on job after manslaughter charge
Two of Spokane’s congressional leaders said Tuesday that they are critical of the decision by the Veterans Administration to continue to keep Dwayne Thurman on the payroll despite his being …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse bill would override court decision to keep dams
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
GSI wants Congress to consider jobs as it looks at replacing Obamacare
GSI letter to congressional delegation criticizes House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Rep. McMorris Rodgers to propose renewing a program that brings doctors to rural and underserved areas
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers plans to introduce legislation next week that will continue funding teaching health centers, which help bring doctors to underserved areas to provide medical care.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Health insurers request 22 percent premium increases in Washington for 2018
Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler said uncertainly over the future of the Affordable Care Act is likely contributing to higher rate increases.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Prayers for victims, thanks for police in reactions to shooting
Northwest members of Congress react to the shooting in Alexandria, Va.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Stuckart drops out of congressional race, citing family medical issues
The City Council president’s campaign released a statement Tuesday, six months after he declared his intention to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill
The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
CBO score on ‘Trumpcare’ should be warning to Senate GOP, Murray says
The Congressional Budget Office report on a House proposal to replace Obamacare should cause Senate Republicans to rethink their plans, Sen. Patty Murray said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Washington state lawmakers want review of Hanford cleanup
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Trump budget ‘just a proposal’
Congress doesn’t have to, and probably won’t, follow President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Putin not paying Trump, but Russia spreading propaganda, McMorris Rodgers says
Vladimir Putin isn’t paying Donald Trump, but the United States should be doing more to fight Russian propaganda, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Comey firing ‘deeply troubling,’ special prosecutor needed, Washington senators say
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: My son has a preexisting condition. He’s one of the reasons I voted for the AHCA.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, represents Washington’s 5th District in the House and is the chair of the House Republican Conference. McMorris Rodgers wrote this column for the Washington Post.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Lisa Brown stepping down as WSU Spokane chancellor, says she’s considering congressional run
Lisa Brown is stepping down as chancellor of Washington State University’s Spokane campus and says she is again considering a run for Congress.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Washington leaders react to House vote on health care
With only four votes to spare, the House of Representatives passed a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with changes that supporters say would return health care decisions to patients …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
House Republicans narrowly pass controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act
The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they’d deliver a victory for President Donald …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Analysis: GOP’s health-care rush is hypocrisy and recklessness
House Republicans will vote on their health care bill Thursday, after months of stops and starts and some late changes to secure enough votes.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Washington delegation seeks money for timber counties
Washington congressional delegation seeks to reauthorize Secure Rural Schools program to provide federal money for timber counties.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers walking back on promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the beleaguered House leadership are squeezing lemons to pass a bill that would apparently allow insurers to do exactly what her previous legislation would …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
GOP health-care push faces new obstacles as concerns about pre-existing conditions grow
The revamped Republican push for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health-care system ran into a new roadblock on Tuesday when a key lawmaker, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said he …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Here’s how Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Murray thumbs down on border wall money; Idaho senators waiting to see budget deal
Sen. Patty Murray says Congress should say no on money for President Trump’s border wall. Idaho senators reserving judgment until they see the budget deal.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Data shows that McMorris Rodgers’ district is growing more conservative
More red, still white, less blue. That’s what the numbers say, but probably not what a woman at a recent small-group gathering with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was hinting at.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Town hall moves forward without U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
It didn’t seem to matter that U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t show up to a town hall meeting held in her honor Thursday night at the Moran Prairie Library. …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
WSU Spokane researchers share Trump budget concerns with Sen. Patty Murray
In a fourth-floor lab at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in Spokane, a group of six young women from at least three countries peer into genes and analyze tobacco …