Stories tagged: Maria Cantwell
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Cantwell, others in Congress call for investigation into Whitefish Energy contract in Puerto Rico
Senator Maria Cantwell is calling for an investigation into how a small company from Whitefish, Montana, got a contract to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Members of Congress urge protections for Alaska fishery
JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Senate panel backs bipartisan bill to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years; the funding had expired Oct. 1, and the House …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Washington senators: Don’t jam through new Trumpcare plan
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Cleanup bill for toxic firefighting chemicals at military bases could reach $2 billion
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Washington has potential Warrior Queens
Washington the state is well represented by women in Washington, DC. Both United States Senators and four of our ten Congressional Representatives are women.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Cantwell schedules town hall of her own at Gonzaga University
Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
City, federal officials meet with U.S. Postal Service over mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland
City officials and representives from the offices of Spokane’s Congressional delegation met Thursday with members of the U.S. Postal Service to discuss possible solutions to the mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes
Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Washington and Idaho senators split along party lines ahead of health care vote
Washington and Idaho’s congressional delegations are split along party lines ahead of Tuesday’s vote to open debate on some version of a Republican health care bill.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Cantwell wants probe of Interior scientists’ reassignments
Democrats at a hearing for Interior and Energy Department nominees seized on the published comments of an Interior scientist who claims that Secretary Ryan Zinke was using forced reassignments to …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill
Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it
Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ridpath’s party draws several hundred people back to the former downtown Spokane landmark
Several hundred people crowded into the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday afternoon for an early party anticipating the landmark’s return to prominence in the social life of Spokane.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
Risch, questioning Comey, suggests testimony absolves Trump of obstructing justice
When he got his chance in Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to question former FBI Director James Comey, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch shifted into trial-attorney mode, parsing the words of …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
CBO score on ‘Trumpcare’ should be warning to Senate GOP, Murray says
The Congressional Budget Office report on a House proposal to replace Obamacare should cause Senate Republicans to rethink their plans, Sen. Patty Murray said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Washington state lawmakers want review of Hanford cleanup
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup
Last Friday, Washington members of Congress warned about cuts to the Hanford cleanup efforts. Now they’re bracing for proposed cuts when President Donald Trump’s budget is released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
New health bill: Seattle hospital could lose $627M a year
The executive director of Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center says the hospital could lose more than $627 million a year starting in 2026 when the full impact of the health care …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Washington delegation seeks money for timber counties
Washington congressional delegation seeks to reauthorize Secure Rural Schools program to provide federal money for timber counties.
Sun., April 30, 2017
Here’s how Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
How Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress
Today, The Spokesman-Review will start publishing weekly vote tallies of four U.S. representatitives and four U.S. senators representing Washington and Idaho.