Stories tagged: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Ex-Im Bank faces crucial vote
House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 9:44 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell told to prepare for next year’s wildfire season
The time to start preparing for next year’s wildfire season is now, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Maria Cantwell were told Wednesday. Forecasters predict a warm winter, which means …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 9:38 p.m.
Congress bracing for fight over Planned Parenthood
As House Republicans name a special subcommittee to investigate Planned Parenthood, Sen. Patty Murray calls it “transparent pandering.”
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 11:25 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers explains why she opted out of run for higher post
Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she didn’t drop out of the race for a higher position in House Republican leadership. She never officially got in it.
Tue., Sept. 29, 2015, 3 a.m.
McMorris Rodgers won’t seek higher GOP post
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not seek a new leadership post as House Republicans realign their top spots in the wake of John Boehner’s resignation.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 7:42 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers mum about her plans for the future
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t run for a higher GOP post.
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
McMorris Rodgers seeking House majority leader post, reports say
The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest position in the House of Representatives. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t denying …
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015, 7:05 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers pursuing majority leader position in Congress, according to Politico
The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican Congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest office in the House of Representatives.
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
Region’s Republicans express respect for Boehner
Resigning House Speaker John Boehner “was the right man at the right time,” the Spokane Republican who served on his leadership team said Friday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who was …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Boehner was ‘right man at right time’
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers praised Speaker John Boehner for his leadership.
Thu., Sept. 24, 2015
Patty Murray invites Gonzaga graduate to watch pontiff
WASHINGTON – The frenzy surrounding Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States comes with an extra dose of excitement for one Washington native. John Winslow, a recent Gonzaga University …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015
McMorris Rodgers’ vote draws pink protest
A sea of pink signs and T-shirts in support of Planned Parenthood spilled off the sidewalk in front of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office and into the street …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
Public support for embattled charter schools key, McMorris Rodgers says at Pride Prep visit
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited one of Spokane’s charter schools, Pride Prep, in a show of support Monday. “We need to say ‘yes’ to charter schools,” she said. “We …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she’s not running for House majority leader
Published rumors that she is preparing a run for House majority leader are “a mischaracterization and misinformed,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Monday. A report that first surfaced on …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Congress seeks ways to change wildfire funding as feds shift additional $250M to fight fires
With a vicious fire season forcing federal officials to use up most of the Forest Service’s budget on firefighting, the Obama administration urged Congress this week to treat the blazes …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015, 9:57 a.m.
Inslee takes lawmakers to task over Ex-Im bank
OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
Paying for wildfire fight needs new tack, Washington congressman says
The nation needs to find a better way to pay for fighting fires and stop borrowing from money set aside for forest thinning and rehabilitation, said a Washington congressman whose …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse criticize Inslee on carbon efforts
OLYMPIA – Two Republican members of Congress from Eastern Washington think it’s great their Democratic governor is helping to boost foreign trade, but they want him to back off on …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Okanogan towns get respite from fires
Many communities across Okanogan County had a brief let-up from fires scorching the region Friday evening. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the threat to people and homes was lower. …
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
McMorris Rodgers, at town hall, says Planned Parenthood investigation needed
The embattled Planned Parenthood organization should answer questions prompted by videos discussing sales of fetal tissue, or face defunding, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a crowd assembled for her …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015
Groups urge McMorris Rodgers to protect conservation funding method
For the past 50 years, oil and gas companies involved in offshore drilling have paid into a fund that has provided protection for the basalt formations in Riverside State Park, …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015
Former state Sen. Bob Morton, 81, dies
Former state Sen. Bob Morton, a folksy conservative who kept a wary eye on natural resource issues and served as a mentor to young legislators, died Friday morning. He was …
Wed., July 15, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
Steve Gleason Act passes House, heads to president’s desk
The U.S. House of Representatives passed on Wednesday a reform to Medicare allowing for coverage of eye-tracking speech devices, like the one used by former Washington State University football player …
Sat., July 11, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Wildfire bill passes in U.S. House
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says a piece of wide-ranging legislation she helped push through the House of Representatives will help federal forestland rebound after devastating wildfires.
“It seems like …
Wed., June 17, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino opponents take case to state
Opponents of a proposed Spokane Tribe project that includes a new casino on the West Plains started new attacks Tuesday to persuade Gov. Jay Inslee to block the plan, claiming …
Tue., March 31, 2015
McMorris Rodgers proposes bill to help ALS patients
Thousands of Americans diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease face the possibility of losing access to their communication technology when making frequent visits to the hospital. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said …
Sat., March 28, 2015
Proponents pitch need for federal funding for palliative care programs
Health care providers made a pitch to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday for federal support for expanding palliative care as a specialty at hospitals and clinics. Patients with …
Fri., March 27, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Health care horror stories more hairy than scary
Remember “Bette in Spokane”? Bette in Spokane was the anecdotal hook that Cathy McMorris Rodgers used to critique Obamacare last year when she gave the GOP rebuttal to the State …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
McMorris Rodgers: Obama’s immigration actions defy his presidential power
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday called a Texas federal judge’s ruling halting President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration further proof a legislative fix is needed for the country’s …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Washington, Idaho senators agree economy should be Obama’s focus
President Barack Obama is right to focus on improving economic conditions for America’s middle class, Washington and Idaho senators of both parties agreed after the speech. They disagreed, however, on …