Stories tagged: House of Representatives
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
Spokane County sheriff ‘dumbfounded’ by repeal of rule barring mentally ill from buying guns
News that the U.S. House of Representatives had repealed a rule banning mentally ill people from buying guns left Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confused Thursday afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:24 P.M.
Shelly Short’s legislative assistant appointed to Short’s former 7th District state House seat
Jacquelin Maycumber, Shelly Short’s former legislative assistant, was appointed to fill the seat Short vacated in the state House of Representatives in order to take a seat in the state …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 11:24 A.M.
Paul Ryan easily re-elected House speaker
Lawmakers re-elected Paul Ryan as House speaker Tuesday, choosing the Wisconsin Republican with a fraught history with President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Trump’s chief legislative partner.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 7:31 A.M.
Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office
President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans Tuesday for voting to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, arguing that tax reform and health care should be higher priorities.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 11:43 A.M.
House passes stopgap measure as senators raise objections
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation’s fate in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Conservatives seek to force House vote impeaching IRS chief
House conservatives intend to re-launch an effort Tuesday afternoon to force a vote to impeach Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen this week in the final days of this congressional …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 9:41 A.M.
Pelosi elected by House Democrats for another term as minority leader
House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi for another term as minority leader after she fended off a rival who said the November election showed the party needs change at the …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Pence tells House GOP to get ready for sweeping legislation
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Pelosi delays House Democratic leadership vote amid disarray
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi delayed this week’s planned vote on a leadership team until Nov. 30 amid disarray over the party’s worse-than-expected election results.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
Senate Republicans fight for their majority; House GOP looks safer
On Tuesday night, swing-state voters won’t just determine who captures the White House, but whether Republicans retain the congressional majority they have held for the last two years.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Paul Ryan says he’ll seek re-election as House speaker
Speaker Paul Ryan says he is going to seek re-election to the top job if Republicans maintain control of the House as expected.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 6:35 A.M.
On Capitol Hill, dysfunction reigns as GOP leaders fall short
In an election year featuring loud demands for change, Congress and its Republican leaders have delivered more of the same.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Washington’s 6th District draws five challengers to succeed Rep. Kevin Parker
Five candidates have filed to succeed Kevin Parker, a popular Republican lawmaker who announced in May he would not seek his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The field …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill
Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016, 5:53 P.M.
Order in the House? Not so fast
House members return to Washington this week with battle lines drawn: Democrats vow to continue disrupting order until they get a vote on a gun control bill they support. Speaker …
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
Amy Goodman: ‘Making a way’ on gun control
This historic protest was demanding what can only be called a meager measure, delaying suspected terrorists from buying guns. What about restoring the assault-weapons ban?
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 7:46 A.M.
Is honeymoon over for House Speaker Paul Ryan?
When Rep. Paul D. Ryan took over as House speaker, it was supposed to signal a new era for Republicans – the arrival of a younger, more conservative visionary, who …
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 7:05 P.M.
House passes budget plan
House Democrats pass supplemental budget with more money for teachers, homeless programs.
UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 8:46 P.M.
Congress moves Ex-Im Bank legislation out of committee
Congress begins voting on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. More votes coming Tuesday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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: MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
McMorris Rodgers’ son watches House approve ABLE Act
Wednesday’s legislative victory had a deeply personal touch for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The House Republican Conference Chair was joined on the floor of the chamber by her 7-year-old son, …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
McMorris Rodgers backs immigration measure; foresees action in 2015
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined almost all her Republican colleagues in supporting the bill Thursday that would nullify portions of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform. “Just …
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
High-profile challengers in race for Washington’s 4th District state House seat
State Rep. Leonard Christian is an incumbent in the unusual position of facing two primary opponents who have as much or more name recognition as he has. Christian, who was …
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014, 11:09 A.M.
House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes
WASHINGTON — The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
McMorris Rodgers says ACA likely to stay
With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014, 8:12 A.M.
House passes farm bill, crop subsidies preserved
The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation’s farmers. The vote was …
SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013
Gentleman of the House: Former Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84
For 30 years, Tom Foley navigated the politics of the region and the nation in the House of Representatives with a rock-solid sense of dignity and a belief that bringing …