Stories tagged: Maria Cantwell
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Senators urge new energy secretary to protect Hanford workers
Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 9:58 P.M.
Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 1:40 P.M.
Washington, Oregon senators vote against Rick Perry confirmation
All four senators from Washington and Oregon on Thursday voted against Rick Perry to become energy secretary, saying they worried about his commitment to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 11:15 P.M.
Washington and Idaho reaction to Trump’s speech: A call to dream big or full of empty promises
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 5:25 A.M.
Sen. Cantwell, health care leaders in Spokane say proposed Medicaid changes could have harmful ripple effects
Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Spokane Wednesday to gather ammunition for the coming Congressional debate over the future of Medicaid funding. In a roundtable meeting, Cantwell spoke with health care providers …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 1:59 P.M.
Records dispute Mnuchin’s denial of mortgage-crisis ‘robosigning’
King County foreclosure records indicate a bank founded by Steven Mnuchin, who is up for a Senate confirmation vote Monday as the nation’s treasury secretary under President Donald Trump, engaged …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:34 A.M.
Murray and Cantwell criticized over drug import votes
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Cantwell urges spill protections after Canada pipeline OK’d
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is urging stronger measures to protect Washington state from oil spills after Canada’s government approved a pipeline expansion project that would dramatically increase oil tankers through …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 10:47 A.M.
Congress nears decision on help to fight wildfires
After months of suggesting different ways the federal government could do a better job of helping fight wildfires, Congress may approve two of them before quitting for the year.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
Forest Service backs effort to prevent new mines in Methow Valley
The Forest Service is backing an effort to prevent new mining development in the upper Methow Valley, a popular tourist destination and an area targeted for salmon recovery.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills
Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Energy bill prospects dim in dispute over drilling, drought
Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback …
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016, 8:49 P.M.
Northwest Democrats applaud, Republicans pan State of Union speech
Northwest members of Congress differ on the State of the Union.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015, 11:11 A.M.
Export-Import Bank reauthorized
After months of wrangling, Congress reauthorized the Export-Import Bank for four years with little fanfare Thursday.
TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2015, 3:42 P.M.
Senate told to change way nation fights wildfires
WASHINGTON — Spending money meant for forest preservation to fight wildfires increases the risk of more fires in the future, witnesses told a Senate committee Tuesday. “What we have learned …
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015
Editorial: Politics, not reason, prevails in Congress
Overdue, overwhelming Ex-Im Bank support illustrates difficulty of passing legislation.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2015
Ex-Im Bank faces crucial vote
House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”
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 …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015
Congress seeks ways to change wildfire funding as feds shift additional $250M to fight fires
With a vicious fire season forcing federal officials to use up most of the Forest Service’s budget on firefighting, the Obama administration urged Congress this week to treat the blazes …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
Sen. Maria Cantwell promotes oil train safety bill
With trains rumbling on the BNSF viaduct behind her and flanked by uniformed Spokane firefighters, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, called for greater federal oversight and stricter regulations for the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015
Washington, Idaho senators agree economy should be Obama’s focus
President Barack Obama is right to focus on improving economic conditions for America’s middle class, Washington and Idaho senators of both parties agreed after the speech. They disagreed, however, on …
TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015, 8:55 P.M.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers evaluate Obama’s address
President Obama is right to focus on improving economic conditions for America’s middle class, Washington and Idaho senators of both parties agreed after the speech.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014
Spokane’s congressional delegation promises support to combat Islamic State
Washington’s two Democratic U.S. senators and the Republican congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools he needs to defeat the Islamic State. In a …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 10:18 P.M.
Washington senators, McMorris Rodgers react to Obama speech
Washington’s two U.S. senators and the congresswoman representing Eastern Washington promised Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the tools needed to defeat the Islamic State.
FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014
Export-Import Bank reauthorization gains Washington’s senators’ support
Washington’s two senators helped sponsor a bipartisan bill Thursday that would keep a major export program important to the state from going out of business. But Congress, which starts a …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
McMorris Rodgers: Export-Import Bank needs reform
The Export-Import Bank must institute serious reforms to protect taxpayers before Congress reauthorizes it this year, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Tuesday. The bank, which provides funds for the purchase …
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
Amid criticism about a partisan Congress, Idaho and Washington senators collaborate on local issues
WASHINGTON – Idaho’s Jim Risch is ranked the country’s most conservative senator by the National Journal. The same magazine ranked Washington’s Maria Cantwell as the fifth most liberal senator.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
Cantwell chides oil train regulation process
WASHINGTON – Sen. Maria Cantwell and other lawmakers took aim at federal regulators on Thursday for failing to provide a timeline for new regulations on railcars that carry crude oil …
SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014
Farm bill program putting healthy food on school menus
At Cheney High School, students hardly realized hummus had been added to the menu. Its stealthy label is “veggie dip.” “Wait: Is that the sort of white stuff they serve …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014
Funding for ‘pulse crops’ program included in Farm Bill
WASHINGTON – Federal money for a program aimed at increasing bean, lentil and chickpea consumption has made it into the compromise version of the farm bill now working its way …