Stories tagged: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Tax reform plan: Help for the middle class or a boon to the rich?
Republicans praise the new tax proposal while Sen. Patty Murray calls it a giveaway to the rich.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers visits Freeman High School
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered donuts to students and staff at Freeman High School on Tuesday morning, along with a pledge to bring federal assistance to the site of last …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Whitman instructor threatens lawsuit against McMorris Rodgers over response to Facebook posts
Whitman instructor Devon Wootten blames the congresswoman for federal authorities calling his employer and suggesting he has a mental illness. An attorney representing McMorris Rodgers said Wootten’s rights weren’t violated …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
McMorris Rodgers, challengers talk health care after tumultuous summer in Congress
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Lisa Brown, former lawmaker and WSU chancellor, announces 2018 run for Congress
The Democrat, who left state politics in 2013 to serve as chancellor of Washington State University in Spokane, said she believes residents of the district feel out of touch with …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
‘Net neutrality’ advocacy group targets McMorris Rodgers on downtown Spokane billboard
The group Fight for the Future has funded nine billboards targeting Republican lawmakers nationwide, arguing they favor a policy that will slow internet speeds and drive up costs. Rep. Cathy …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Washington has potential Warrior Queens
Washington the state is well represented by women in Washington, DC. Both United States Senators and four of our ten Congressional Representatives are women.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Investigation discovers staff ignored hole in roof for years at VA hospital in Spokane
The slow burn by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to secure changes for veterans’ care in Spokane just fell through the roof. Literally. Based on complaints funneled through a group …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
All 300 tickets to McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting distributed in 43 minutes
It took 43 minutes to distribute the 300 tickets available for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday. The tickets were distributed through an event planning …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday
The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Trade concerns among issues McMorris Rodgers hears in Valley meeting
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hears worries about trade.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Tri-City-area utilities support proposed law to save Snake dams
Three Tri-City-area utilities are supporting federal legislation that would override a federal court decision to save Snake River Dams.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified
Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Washington and Idaho senators split along party lines ahead of health care vote
Washington and Idaho’s congressional delegations are split along party lines ahead of Tuesday’s vote to open debate on some version of a Republican health care bill.
Sun., July 23, 2017
Last week in Congress: McMorris Rodgers vote to delay stricter air quality standards, end presidential approval requirement for international pipelines
Last week in Congress the House considered pipeline and air quality legislation.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
House GOP to stick with partisan strategy on taxes
Republicans’ partisan push to overhaul the health care system failed in the Senate, but House GOP lawmakers say they plan to stick to that approach in rewriting the tax code.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Murray critical of VA for keeping Dwayne Thurman on job after manslaughter charge
Two of Spokane’s congressional leaders said Tuesday that they are critical of the decision by the Veterans Administration to continue to keep Dwayne Thurman on the payroll despite his being …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse bill would override court decision to keep dams
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
GSI wants Congress to consider jobs as it looks at replacing Obamacare
GSI letter to congressional delegation criticizes House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Rep. McMorris Rodgers to propose renewing a program that brings doctors to rural and underserved areas
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers plans to introduce legislation next week that will continue funding teaching health centers, which help bring doctors to underserved areas to provide medical care.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Health insurers request 22 percent premium increases in Washington for 2018
Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler said uncertainly over the future of the Affordable Care Act is likely contributing to higher rate increases.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Prayers for victims, thanks for police in reactions to shooting
Northwest members of Congress react to the shooting in Alexandria, Va.