Stories tagged: House
Sun., April 23, 2017, midnight
Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
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.
Sun., April 16, 2017, midnight
Distracted driving law headed for overdue update
It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win Kansas seat
Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s victory, but the margin was much narrower than …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID
The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …
Sat., April 1, 2017, midnight
Charles Krauthammer: Health care fix or single-payer? Stay tuned
Obamacare may turn out to be unworkable, indeed doomed, but it is having a profound effect on the zeitgeist: It is universalizing the idea of universal coverage.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The inside story of how Trump tried – and failed – to make a deal on health care
Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the Republican health care plan on March 6, President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office and queried his advisers: “Is this …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco
The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or …
Fri., March 24, 2017, midnight
State must catch up on REAL ID
If lawmakers fail to act, then Washingtonians wouldn’t be able to board a commercial airliner with a standard driver’s license as identification. The first day of that nightmare would be …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump
Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Fire torches house in north Spokane
Firefighters are investigating a blaze that badly damaged a home in north Spokane early Tuesday.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, midnight
Divided nation awaits leadership
The presidential contest mirrored the divide closer to home. The city of Spokane favored Clinton. The county wanted Trump. The West Side wanted Clinton. The East Side wanted Trump.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1 billion to fight Zika virus
Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika
Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Official: Calls to VA suicide hotline rolling over because of poor work habits
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Late actress Patty Duke’s home for sale in Coeur d’Alene
The home of Patty Duke, who died earlier this year, is for sale in Coeur d’Alene.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
IRS commissioner faces GOP critics seeking his impeachment
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spent nearly four hours Wednesday being verbally pummeled by the House conservatives who want to impeach him.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers
Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its lifesaving EpiPens and the profits for a company with …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
House moving toward showdown over impeaching IRS chief
The House is moving toward a showdown vote this month over whether to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. But with no chance the Senate would actually remove him from office, …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
House panel subpoenas VA over Colorado hospital overruns, artwork
Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Ryan suggests House won’t vote on Democrats’ gun-curb proposals
The House won’t vote on proposed Democratic gun curbs, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested Tuesday as the rekindled election-year clash over firearms showed no sign of resolution. Democrats said it was …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
TSA chief: Help coming to address long airport lines
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 8 p.m.
House measure backs shippers on ballast water dumping; invasive species a concern
A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals
The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
House GOP chairman seeks to censure IRS head
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has introduced a resolution to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
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 9, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Trump concerns cut into House Republicans’ support
Anxiety over Donald Trump spread among congressional Republicans Monday, pushing several to follow House Speaker Paul Ryan’s lead and withhold their support from the divisive billionaire. Ryan himself declared there’s …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 7 p.m.
Arizona House approves bills targeting abortion
The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Thursday approved new restrictions on the use of a common abortion drug and sent the legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey, whose signature would set off …