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McMorris Rodgers ethics investigation turns up evidence

WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined …


Spokane Veterans Affairs hospital brings budget concerns to Sen. Patty Murray

WASHINGTON – Staff shortages and the worry of possible budget cuts prompted local managers at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Spokane to ignore the chain of command and take their …


McMorris Rodgers visits Spokane

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws still has a shot in 2014. “I think immigration is still a possibility,” she said, despite the …


Joe Pakootas, Colville Tribe CEO, starts run for U.S. House

As a member of Congress gains stature in Washington, D.C., opponents often have more trouble defeating them in elections back home. Eastern Washington Democrats are hoping the reverse is true …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers subject of ethics complaint

Just a week after delivering the Republican Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is under fire for alleged spending improprieties. …


McMorris Rodgers glosses over pesky facts

Everyone knew there would be a Bette from Spokane. If not a Bette, then a Bob or a Brenda or a Bubba or a Buck. And everyone knew that Bette …


‘Bette in Spokane,’ cited in McMorris Rodgers’ speech, declined health insurance options

The woman described only as “Bette in Spokane” during a nationally televised address by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Wednesday she had no idea her frustrations over increasing insurance …


McMorris Rodgers delivers calculated rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama had a case of a person helped by health care reform. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a case of someone hurt by it. Obama proposed raising the …


McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to State of Union address

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane will deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Her selection was announced Thursday by …


McMorris Rodgers will give GOP response to State of the Union

Spokane Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next week.


It’s a girl for Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered her third child Sunday morning, a girl named Brynn Catherine.


Immigration protest at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office ends in arrests

A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane. They were part of a protest calling on Republicans in the House of …


They said it

President Barack Obama said: “America has lost a legend of the United States Congress. Tom’s straightforward approach helped him find common ground with members of both parties, eventually leading to …


McMorris Rodgers looks back at shutdown

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is under fire from both Democrats and tea party conservatives for her votes in recent weeks, said there were valuable lessons learned or relearned from …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office site of protest, prayer, petition

About a dozen members of area religious groups stood before the shuttered downtown office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Tuesday morning, pushing through the mail slot pages of …


Shawn Vestal: Shutdown Cathy and GOP are in denial

There it was in stark relief: House Republicans, including Shutdown Cathy, calling a press conference to protest the shutting down of an essential, life-or-death government service. Some of them put …


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.