Stories tagged: Maria Cantwell
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.
UPDATED: Fri., 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: Tue., 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.
Thu., 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: Tue., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Mon., 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
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015
Editorial: Politics, not reason, prevails in Congress
Overdue, overwhelming Ex-Im Bank support illustrates difficulty of passing legislation.
Sun., 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.”