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McMorris Rodgers: GOP won’t back down on budget fight

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican at the center of the partial government shutdown, said Friday the GOP remains united in forcing Democrats to the negotiating table over …


Washington, Idaho lawmakers blame shutdown on opposing party

The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained split on who to blame for the federal government shutdown, set to enter its third day today. Republicans in the House of Representatives, including …


Congress finds support for farm subsidy change

With Congress eyeing the prospect of military involvement in Syria and another impending debt standoff, the likelihood of federal farm and nutritional support legislation passing this month is dwindling by …


Regional lawmakers hesitant to back Obama’s Syria plan

The Inland Northwest congressional delegation is treading softly as President Barack Obama seeks authorization to use a big stick in response to charges that the Syrian government used chemical weapons …


McMorris Rodgers says GOP working on ‘Obamacare’ surgery

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, said the GOP plans to pick away at President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation by targeting provisions she said are causing bipartisan headaches. “To …


McMorris Rodgers faces impassioned crowd

The crowd of about 400 who packed the Lincoln Center on Wednesday night as Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers held a town hall meeting at times resembled the partisan Congress the …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to hold town hall meeting

Spokane’s congresswoman and chairwoman of the House Republican Conference will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St.


Cathy’s ‘effective’ at sticking to the plan

Cathy McMorris Rodgers – as you may not know if you’re not Eric Cantor – is back in Eastern Washington, having an “effective August recess.” Most of you wouldn’t really …


Bill eases regulations on hydropower projects

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says hydropower is back, and Congress seems to agree with her. Federal legislation sponsored by the Spokane Republican that would speed the licensing process for some …


Congress, staff forced to change health insurance

A wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act is taking away the lucrative employee health care benefits from members of Congress, forcing the lawmakers and their staffs to buy policies from …


Spin Control: Boeing’s latest move causes little uproar

OLYMPIA – The dog days of the summer around the state capital are not as uniformly sunny as in Eastern Washington. But morning fog and low clouds – a pattern …


GOP rolls out ‘planning kit’

House Republicans seem to be leaving little to chance as their members prepare to spend the August recess among their voters, issuing a “planning kit” with tips on maximizing exposure …


McMorris Rodgers explains food aid cut

A farm bill approved last week in the U.S. House of Representatives divorcing agriculture subsidies from food aid to the poor was designed to speed up the legislative process, Rep. …


McMorris Rodgers pregnant with third child

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is pregnant with her third child.


Defeat of farm bill in U.S. House a letdown for McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Friday she was “surprised and disappointed” by the vote that killed the $500 billion farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. “We thought we …


Region’s ag community peeved at House

Local growers and agencies expressed their exasperation with the House of Representatives and its failure once again to agree on a farm bill. Tim McGreevy, CEO of the USA Dry …


McMorris Rodgers opposes casino

A request to build a casino, resort and retail development on the West Plains should be denied as “clear encroachment” on the nearby Air Force base, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris …


Spokane Valley seeks help funding new Sullivan bridge

The Spokane Valley City Council lobbied Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for help obtaining the final $4 million needed to replace the failing west Sullivan Road bridge over the Spokane River …


Violence bill grants tribal courts power

WASHINGTON – The Violence Against Women Act now on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk after a yearlong delay has deep ties and connections to the Inland Northwest and …


Spokane Tribe won’t oppose requested delay on casino

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers seems “misinformed” in her recent request to delay a government recommendation on the proposed Spokane tribal casino on the West Plains, the tribal chairman told …


McMorris Rodgers seeks delay on proposed casino

The federal government should delay its decision on a proposed tribal casino on the West Plains an extra 45 days to allow Spokane County to voice its objections, U.S. Rep. …


Murray: Senate will pass budget

WASHINGTON – Count Washington Sen. Patty Murray among those confident the U.S. Senate will pass a budget this spring. The new Budget Committee chairwoman said Wednesday it’s time for her …


Band soaking up D.C. experience

WASHINGTON – Henry Simboli had one emphatic word following the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “Incredible,” the Central Valley High School sophomore gasped.


Vestal: Futility source of pride in U.S. House

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has not distinguished herself as one who makes a lot of bold, off-the-cuff statements. Even as her profile rises, with convention speeches and appearances on the Sunday …


CV band ready for inauguration parade

The horns will trumpet the arrival of Central Valley High School’s marching band in Washington, D.C., this week for a celebration that only happens every four years. President Barack Obama …


Budget deal reachable, says Sen. Murray

The new leader of the U.S. Senate’s budget committee said Tuesday that Republican threats to shut down the government are irresponsible. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Seattle-area Democrat, said there …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 4:39 p.m.

Fairchild on short list to get new tanker

Fairchild Air Force Base is one of several bases on a short list for receiving the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The West Plains base is on a list the …


Region’s lawmakers divided on tax vote

This week’s votes to keep income tax rates from rising for most Americans split the House delegations in Washington and Idaho but unified the two states’ senators behind the last-minute …


VA Medical Center to be renamed

Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be renamed for a pair of local heroes, both houses of Congress decided Thursday. The northwest Spokane facility will become the Mann-Grandstaff Department of …


Vestal: Lawmakers not married to tax pledge

The no-new-taxes pledge seems to be losing its juice in Congress. Is it losing its juice with our congresswoman? Yes. No. Maybe.