Stories tagged: House of Representatives
Fri., June 22, 2018, 12:05 p.m.
The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people in the United States …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin …
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 7:14 a.m.
An effort is underway to produce a documentary on U.S. Rep. Tom Foley, his stories and civility in politics.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Senate Democrats appoint Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to the committee seeking a compromise between the two tax bills.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs. The announcement came just hours after a hearing in which …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says House GOP tax plan means people would pay less, see wages rise. Washington Democrats say it’s good for the wealthy, not so good for the …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
After hearing from brain trauma researchers who said playing football at a young age is unsafe even for kids who don’t suffer obvious injuries, members of Congress on Tuesday asked …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
A House Democrat offered a resolution Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump but let it die before action was taken, saying he would force a vote later.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
In critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a “much more difficult” struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Greg Gianforte will move closer to taking his seat in the U.S. House Thursday when the Montana Secretary of State’s Office certifies the Republican as the winner of the May …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
House GOP leaders warned their rank-and-file members Tuesday of the potential for heavy midterm losses next year that could cost Republicans their majority, and they urged renewed attention and focus …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
The Republican-led House approved sweeping legislation Thursday to undo much of former President Barack Obama’s landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that caused millions of Americans to …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
A coalition of well-heeled Democratic groups is launching a grassroots-oriented effort targeting nearly a dozen House Republican incumbents, as party operatives prepare for a midterm election cycle they increasingly think …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they’d deliver a victory for President Donald …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
House Republicans will vote on their health care bill Thursday, after months of stops and starts and some late changes to secure enough votes.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
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 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
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.”
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
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: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
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.