Stories tagged: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers speaks to small group in Spokane; no town halls planned for recess
The Congresswoman addressed concerns about efforts to repeal the nation’s health care law and the political divisiveness following last year’s presidential election in a roundtable discussion with eight Eastern Washington …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control
It was one of the most exclusive tickets in town: Only 800 were made available, and those lucky enough to score one were told they would have to show photo …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
WSU student wants to challenge Cathy McMorris Rodgers
A student of political science and physics at Washington State University will run for Congress next year, pushing the message that anybody can run for office, no matter his or …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers is busy taking down protections for consumers on pizza and privacy
The harshest critics of our congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, deride her as a do-nothing who has risen to leadership in a do-nothing legislative body – one that so far can’t …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Labrador calls for Congressional vote following U.S. missile attack on Syria; McMorris Rodgers backs action
The morning after American warships bombarded a Syrian air base with cruise missiles Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) questioned the attack, which was not authorized by Congress.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Ben Stuckart hosts town hall as he challenges Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her seat
Spokane City Council president Ben Stuckart started his town hall meeting Tuesday night by thanking the Spokane County Republican Party for publicizing his event and “getting an active turnout.”
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
How Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress
Today, The Spokesman-Review will start publishing weekly vote tallies of four U.S. representatitives and four U.S. senators representing Washington and Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers bets Congressman Joe Wilson a bottle of merlot that Zags will win
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers bets a bottle of wine against a jar of barbecue sauce on Saturday’s Zags game.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details
Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he’s going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders haven’t resolved how to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Too early to say what’s next on health care
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is taking a wait-and-see attitude to any possible changes in the nation’s health care laws after the decision by House leadership to cancel a vote on …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
‘Where’s Cathy?’ rally to be topic of police chief’s report in Walla Walla
Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber on Wednesday is to report to City Council on his department’s policing activities during the recent “Where’s Cathy?” political rally.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends health care changes in telephone ‘town hall’
Changes to health care have to come in phases, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tells callers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Hundreds attend pro-Obamacare vigil in Spokane park
Several hundred people gathered Saturday evening for a vigil held in Cowley Park to protest Congressional Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: CBO report ‘not whole story’
The Congressional Budget Office report that suggests 14 million people could lose health insurance under the House GOP plan “doesn’t tell the whole story,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Vestal: McMorris Rodgers backs GOP health care plan stripping insurance from Eastern Washington’s poor
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the GOP are yanking the rug out from under the poorest and most vulnerable people in her Eastern Washington congressional district.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Manufactured outrage at Congressional town halls restricts constructive dialogue
Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Washington and Idaho reaction to Trump’s speech: A call to dream big or full of empty promises
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
800 pack Spokane town hall to address Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ staff
Cathy McMorris Rodgers wasn’t at the town hall scheduled for her Tuesday evening, but that didn’t stop 800 people from packing into the auditorium on the main floor of the …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5:24 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Putin is trying to undermine the U.S.
Spokane’s congresswoman believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is using his propaganda machine to influence U.S. values and may have affected the 2016 election.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
A month after being booed at MLK Day rally, McMorris Rodgers tours MLK Family Outreach Center in Spokane
A month after U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
In phone-in town hall, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends Trump
“The Trump way is to get things done under budget and ahead of schedule,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers discusses refugees, meets privately with constituents on health care in district visit
Amid calls for her to appear publicly at a town hall event, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers discussed refugee issues with service groups and held a closed-door meeting with a handful …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Fire marshal clarifies occupancy limit at McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office
The two-person limit on visitors to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office applies only to the public waiting space at the front of the suite, Spokane Fire Marshal Mike Miller said …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Investigate Russian allegations, don’t question election results
Congress should investigate Russian involvement in election, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers and GOP ‘snowflakes’ shouldn’t confuse dissent with violence
It’s a sad sign of our mollycoddled age. Too many people have been swaddled and softened in echo chambers of approval. Too many have been made to feel entitled and …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers calls on Reichert to talk safety with lawmakers amid protests
The decision to limit the number of people allowed to enter Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ downtown Spokane office should not be seen as an effort to reduce political discussion, her …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Spin Control: ‘Alternative facts’ abound in Washington political debates
Accusing someone of “alternative facts” seems to be just a slightly nicer way of calling them a liar.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers asks that wildfire fighters be exempted from hiring freeze
In a letter sent a day after Donald Trump’s administration announced exemptions to a hiring freeze would be made for seasonal employees, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other lawmakers requested …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:14 a.m.
Spokane Army Maj. Scotty Smiley to address Republican retreat on invite of McMorris Rodgers
Maj. Scotty Smiley, a veteran of the Iraq War blinded in a suicide attack 12 years ago, will address Republican members of the House of Representatives and Senate this week …