Stories tagged: House Democrats
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
House Democrats press Tillerson on Trump’s Muslim retweets
A group of House Democrats is demanding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tell them whether President Donald Trump’s frequent use of social media is putting U.S. diplomats and Americans …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Committee OKs Washington tax bill
The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote
House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
House Democrats propose $46.9 billion budget, taxes on upper income Washington residents and big businesses
Upper income residents of Washington would pay more taxes on their investments and their home sales but small businesses would pay less under a $46.9 billion budget for most state …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff
After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Ryan: ‘All options’ available for punishing Democrats for sit-in
Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month’s House floor sit-in and hasn’t ruled out anything, the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session
House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Gun control effort survives in Senate
House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress
The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns
Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding …
UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns
Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated …
Tue., June 23, 2015
Washington House Democrats float base, tax-adding budgets
OLYMPIA – With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a …
Mon., June 22, 2015, 11:57 a.m.
House Democrats release budget plan
OLYMPIA — House Democrats release a “base budget” that would pay for many state programs without a tax increase. But a package of add-ons, including the WSU-Spokane Medical School, are …
Thu., June 6, 2013
House Democrats offer state budget compromise
OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered to trim spending and drop many proposals on taxes as part of a compromise they say would allow the Washington Legislature to pass a 2013-15 …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012
Proposed budget avoids tax hike
OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered a budget plan that doesn’t call for a state tax increase and doesn’t make some of the cuts to public schools and state services Gov. …
Wed., March 3, 2010
Tax plan progresses in spite of criticism
OLYMPIA – A new tax proposal would place unfair burdens on a wide range of residents, from janitors to plastic surgeons and cigar sellers to candy makers, opponents of the …