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UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks

Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.


Lawmakers battle over bill to prevent breaching of dams

Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

After border visit, Gonzaga students talk immigration with McMorris Rodgers

Four students who attended the Gonzaga University’s Justice in January service learning event spoke with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Wednesday, a couple of weeks ahead of a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her …


Breaking with GOP, McMorris Rodgers votes against major change to the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers broke with most of her Republican colleagues Thursday by voting against a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act, siding with critics who say …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Democratic poll lauded by Lisa Brown; Cathy McMorris Rodgers team skeptical

A poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has Lisa Brown running neck-and-neck with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the race for Eastern Washington’s seat in the U.S. House …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


McMorris Rodgers: End filibuster in Senate for spending bills

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9 p.m.

At GOP retreat, McMorris Rodgers says she backs public release of memo

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is backing the release of a memo the FBI says is misleading.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Murray have very different reactions to Trump speech

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inspired by President Trump’s State of the Union Address; Sen. Patty Murray doubts his call for unity.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Shutdown blame debated by Washington’s Congressional delegation

The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Independent Eric Agnew drops congressional bid, leaving McMorris Rodgers and Brown in the race

The candidate cited intense interest and big money as his reasons for dropping a long-shot bid to contest the seat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has held since 2005.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9 p.m.

Women’s March organizers won’t play video speech by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, her spokesman says

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said organizers of the Spokane Women’s Persistence March will not air a videotaped speech by the Republican congresswoman or allow aides to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Children’s health insurance funding at center of shutdown battle splitting Washington delegation

Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

MLK rally speakers call out Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ hecklers

While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …


Shawn Vestal: Only in Wonderland is Congress insuring children’s health

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ claim that the House reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program is fit for a fact in Wonderland.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Over 400 show up for Lisa Brown campaign training

The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown …


Paul Ryan-backed super PAC supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2018 contest

The Congressional Leadership Fund has selected Eastern Washington as one of 27 sites for field offices, intended to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. Rep. Cathy …


Health insurance funding for children running low as Congress stays deadlocked on reauthorizing CHIP

A federal health insurance program covering 52,000 kids in Washington is running out of money as partisan disagreements keep Congress from reauthorizing funding. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly called …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

In town hall, 5th District challenger Lisa Brown stakes out stance against GOP tax plan

Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, Congressional 5th District challenger Lisa Brown rallied against the bill in the basement of the Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends GOP tax reform bill during phone-in town hall

Eastern Washington residents peppered Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in a telephone town hall Tuesday with questions about the Republicans’ final tax bill.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers makes final push for tax reform as Congress nears vote on divisive proposal

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives continues her pitch for the tax plan, which she says will put more money in the wallets of Americans. Democrats remain wary, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Inslee calls tax bill a ‘moral outrage’ while McMorris Rodgers praises benefits it will bring families

Washington leaders took predictable positions on the negotiated Republican tax plan that will be voted on next week.


Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

About 150 march in Spokane in protest of Republican tax reform plans

About 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Spokane to denounce Republican tax reform proposals moving through Congress. All In For Washington, Greater Spokane Progress and the Peace & Justice …


McMorris Rodgers, Labrador support Trump decision on Jerusalem

Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Raul Labrador applaud President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Guest opinion: Robin Ball: Adopt reciprocity for concealed carry permits

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will also clear up confusion for our law enforcement officers in all states as citizens’ travel around our nation.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan

Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.


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.