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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.


McMorris Rodgers makes conference chair

Eastern Washington’s clout in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives appears to be growing. U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, was chosen by her colleagues Wednesday to serve …


McMorris Rodgers steps up in House power

Eastern Washington’s clout in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives appears to be growing. U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, was chosen by her colleagues Wednesday to serve …


Lawmaker addresses fiscal cliff

With Americans electing a divided government, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her position on compromising over scheduled tax increases before the end of the year. Echoing comments made …


Incumbents prevail

The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained intact Tuesday, with incumbents coasting to victories in early returns. On the Washington side, voters gave new terms to Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell …


House race an uphill battle: Cowan faces McMorris Rodgers

In just about any profile of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the national media, the Spokane congresswoman is inevitably labeled “a rising star” of the Republican Party. Especially this …


Three-step plan to eradicate scourge of campaign malarkey

I have a three-point plan: Get shock collars. Strap them onto the candidates. Attempt, through vigorous zapping, to train them away from some of the emptiest forms of blather they …


Gridlock in Congress a hot debate topic

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, in the final debate before the November election, defended her eight years in Congress and argued that she has worked for bipartisanship in Congress. …


McMorris Rodgers, Cowan debate for final time

The final debate between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rich Cowan was held Friday morning by Greater Spokane, Inc., the region’s chamber of commerce.


McMorris Rodgers, Cowan share views during debate

The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the November election used much of their first debate working to portray the incumbent Republican as an ingrained fixture in …


Cowan targets McMorris Rodgers in ads

Democratic challenger Rich Cowan is attempting to take U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to task for her work trying to elect or re-elect other Republicans to Congress. His latest ads, …


Politicians hail progress on corridor

It may be an election year, but Democrats and Republicans agreed on Tuesday that completion of the northern half of the North Spokane Corridor was a bipartisan accomplishment. U.S. Sen. …


McMorris Rodgers voted for trigger

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and …


Sizing up TARP: In Lilac City, a Sterling example

Bailout has become a dirty word. Like most dirty words, it has migrated a long way from any actual meaning and become a verbal cudgel. It might be useful to …


Proposal provides VA heroic name

Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center would get a new name under proposals before Congress. Actually, two new names: Pfc. Joe E. Mann and Platoon Sgt. Bruce Grandstaff. The medical center …