Stories tagged: Congress
Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
GOP targets Dodd-Frank law enacted after 2008 financial meltdown
Republicans who eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions finally get their …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Samuelson: Gap between expectations, taxation too wide
Our wants and needs from government exceed our willingness to be taxed.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Congressional spending compromise includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry
Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion spending package this week that will keep in place a restriction on the Justice Department from using its share to go …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Lawmakers settle on $1 trillion plan to avoid government shutdown
Lawmakers on Monday unveiled a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Beyond 100 days, Trump faces more legislative challenges
After more than three months in office without passing any major legislation, President Donald Trump faces a week with a deadline to avert a government shutdown and the possibility of …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Here’s how Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …
Sat., April 29, 2017
Trump can abandon wall and still win
If this switcheroo is his strategy, it could let him achieve progress on the basic issue without abandoning his campaign pledge.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP
From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Congress OKs bill averting government shutdown - for a week
With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
House panel seeks charges for company in Clinton email case
A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting the head of a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Analysis: President Trump is about to be 0-4 on his legislative promises for his first 100 days
Unless he can summon a miracle, President Donald Trump is going to reach 100 days in office without getting anything on his wish list through Congress. And the fact we’re …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
GOP says it can pass short-term spending bill without Democrats
Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill – essential to keeping the government open – through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship
There’s an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts
Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships – and reshape some of the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to “prevent …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash
Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana’s Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Rep. Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court asked to intervene in Montana special election
Three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in Montana’s special congressional election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Poll: Border wall fight should not prompt government shutdown
A new Economist Group/YouGov poll found that a majority of Americans think it’s most important for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, even if it means leaving behind a proposal …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t seek re-election in 2018
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election to his House seat in 2018.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal
The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and it has extended the sanctions relief given to …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers tells wheat growers food assistance should stay as part of farm bill
At a roundtable held this week in Colfax, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives hinted there may be renewed efforts to split crop support from food assistance for …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states
Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
DHS chief Kelly slams Congress: ‘Shut up’ or change law
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly offered a strong defense Tuesday of the Trump administration’s actions falling under the department’s umbrella, challenging lawmakers who don’t like its enforcement actions to …
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 …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist in Montana’s U.S. House race
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Trump hits Georgia Democratic candidate, media in tweets one day before election
President Donald Trump kicked off his 12th week in office by labeling the Democrat in a special Georgia House race as “super liberal” and slamming the media for “slanted” coverage.