Stories tagged: House Republicans
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Baseball game a tradition of bringing Congress together
The congressional baseball game between Republicans and Democrats is a chance for members to forget partisan differences for a while, a former congressman from Spokane said Wednesday.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 10 a.m.
In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump
Republicans in some districts faced a backlash at raucous town halls over their votes for the House health care bill. There were plenty of complaints about a provision that would …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Dems shift financial debate to spotlight Trump’s empire
The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations on Wednesday turned into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump’s business empire and his refusal …
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: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea elected GOP caucus leader in Washington House
House Republicans elect Matt Shea their caucus chairman.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
House Republicans are already preparing for ‘years’ of investigations of Clinton
If Republicans retain control of the House, something GOP-friendly maps make possible even in the event of a Trump loss, Clinton will become the first president since George H.W. Bush …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
State asks to review FBI notes on Hillary Clinton prior to release to Congress
The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI’s probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email use before any documents are provided to Congress, …
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 …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she is hopeful that a recent slowdown in job growth will be temporary.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
In Benghazi investigation, Democrats say Republican lawyer backs White House
The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief …
Wed., July 24, 2013
GOP rolls out ‘planning kit’
House Republicans seem to be leaving little to chance as their members prepare to spend the August recess among their voters, issuing a “planning kit” with tips on maximizing exposure …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2012
House GOP releases its budget
OLYMPIA – For several years, Republicans in the Washington House of Representatives have complained they have essentially been shut out of the budgeting process by majority Democrats. Friday, they stole …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011, 8:27 a.m.
House to vote on bill targeting Boeing labor case
House Republicans are poised to express their anger over the government’s politically contentious labor case against Boeing Co. by passing a measure that would curb the National Labor Relation’s enforcement …