Stories tagged: Maria Cantwell
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for heavier penalties on drugmakers who fail to keep opioids off the street
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Democrats, Republicans take different views of Trump offshore oil lease proposal
Democrats continue to challenge President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore oil leases, but Republicans say it’s no problem because there’s no oil off the Washington coast.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final
The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
Children’s health insurance funding at center of shutdown battle splitting Washington delegation
Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Health insurance funding for children running low as Congress stays deadlocked on reauthorizing CHIP
A federal health insurance program covering 52,000 kids in Washington is running out of money as partisan disagreements keep Congress from reauthorizing funding. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly called …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Senators want answers on Hanford radioactive contamination spread
The Hanford nuclear reservation workforce must have confidence that Hanford officials are putting safety ahead of legal deadlines and financial interests, said the U.S. senators for Washington state.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change
Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Murray, Cantwell named to tax conference committee
Senate Democrats appoint Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to the committee seeking a compromise between the two tax bills.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Murray, Cantwell among senators calling on Al Franken to resign
WASHINGTON – His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Cantwell joins Sanders in sparring with GOP over tax plan
In debate over Senate GOP tax reform plan, Sen. Maria Cantwell sticks up for taxpayers’ ability to deduct state and local taxes.
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 …