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UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue endorses work requirements for food assistance

Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …


McMorris Rodgers welcomes Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Monday

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Spokane, Colfax and Pullman on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We’re working to combat America’s opioid crisis

One of the greatest threats to America today is the growing scourge of opioid abuse and addiction. As I travel around Eastern Washington, I hear the stories of heartbreak and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown both say Trump correct in reversing family separation policy

But the candidates disagreed on the next steps in Congress, with the House of Representatives set to vote on a pair of bills Thursday that have been forwarded by Republicans. …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Net neutrality protest draws two dozen to McMorris Rodgers’ office

Protesters urged Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to change her stance to repeal net neutrality rules.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown both highlight their roles as working moms in early ads

This week saw Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown trade early campaign advertisements touching on each woman’s motherly bona fides.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Sandy Hook group gives award to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown calls for more action on gun violence

The group Sandy Hook Promise awarded the congresswoman for her work pushing legislation that authorized federal money for school training programs and measures like metal detectors to address school shootings. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: DOJ wrong not to defend pre-existing condition measures in Affordable Care Act

The congresswoman, who has maintained a tepid alliance with the Trump administration, on Wednesday spoke out against its plan not to defend portions of the health care law set up …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Lisa Brown releases first TV ad in bid to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Lisa Brown’s first TV spot focuses on the former state legislator’s experience in Olympia in 1993, when the chief clerk of the House of Representatives told her she couldn’t bring …


McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a roundtable of local officials Wednesday that a federal prison reform bill passed by Congress last week was “an idea whose time has come.”


House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal tax returns

President Donald Trump’s unwillingness to release his tax returns is helping renew a debate on whether the practice should be expected of elected federal office holders ahead of this year’s …


McMorris Rodgers, Brown and other congressional candidates clash on foreign policy

Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.


U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Farm bill failure tied to immigration fight

GOP conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus sank the 2018 farm bill on Friday, dealing a setback to House Republican leaders including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


Saulibio joins race against McMorris Rodgers

Colbert businessman joins Eastern Washington’s congressional race.


McMorris Rodgers, Bonneau file for Congress

Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers launches ad campaign in congressional re-election bid

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hits the airwaves and other media with campaign ads six months ahead of the general election in which she faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown.


Spin Control: MSNBC discovers the McMorris Rodgers/Brown race

When national reporters parachute in, some things are going to sound strange.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Farm groups, fearing a trade war, voice concerns to McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

New Eastern Washington poll continues to show tight race between McMorris Rodgers, Brown

The poll of 689 voters in Eastern Washington shows a three-point contest between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown approaching the six-month mark before the November elections. The poll …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brown releases joint tax return showing $320K in income, more than $69K in taxes

A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers has troubles with the truth on pre-existing conditions

If it’s April, it must be time for Cathy McMorris Rodgers to start telling whoppers about health care.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers releases tax return for ‘transparency,’ Brown says she will too

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases her 2017 tax returns, calling it an exercise in transparency and trust. After initially declining, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown says Tuesday evening she will release …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Money pouring into race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown

The congresswoman once again posted a higher fundraising total for the first three months of 2018 than her Democratic rival, but the Democrat is continuing to surge. Federal Election Commission …


Democratic wave may not wash many Republicans out of office

Democrats may have an advantage with voters heading into the fall elections, but it may not cost many Republicans their jobs.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate plans shooting event; underdog Senate challengers speak in Spokane

“Come on out, bring your firearms and your family and let’s talk of freedom and have a blast shooting some targets,” Jered Bonneau wrote in Facebook promotion for his “Shooting …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers praises Paul Ryan as House Speaker announces retirement

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin …