Stories tagged: Patty Murray
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Opioid addiction and overdoses cost Washington $9.2 billion in 2016, according to a report by Senator Patty Murray’s office released Monday.
Fri., March 30, 2018
Outgoing secretary of Veterans Affairs Department was responsive, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement should “unequivocally” oppose privatization, Sen. Patty Murray says.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Federal government to spend more on opioid epidemic, wildfires, education and military.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that …
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Talk of trade wars is circulating around the nation’s Capitol. Legislators had mixed reactions following President Trump’s move to place a 25 percent duty on steel imports and …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho’s decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don’t comply with Obamacare rules as “illegal Idaho junk plans,” prompting Idaho …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
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: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inspired by President Trump’s State of the Union Address; Sen. Patty Murray doubts his call for unity.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Two women at the center of sexual assault or harassment complaints against Washington politicians a generation ago reflect on how some things have changed in the way today’s victims are …
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Inslee calls tax bill a ‘moral outrage’ while McMorris Rodgers praises benefits it will bring families
Washington leaders took predictable positions on the negotiated Republican tax plan that will be voted on next week.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Turning to an industry he’s rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health secretary.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says House GOP tax plan means people would pay less, see wages rise. Washington Democrats say it’s good for the wealthy, not so good for the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
A bipartisan Senate plan to try to stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces would lower the federal deficit by nearly $3.8 billion during the next decade and would not affect the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over “Obamacare.” For consumers, it offers a potential respite …