Stories tagged: Patty Murray
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they’ll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump’s stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
The prospects for a bipartisan deal to reform some aspects of Obamacare may have come full circle since early September, from possible to impossible to possible again.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Republicans praise the new tax proposal while Sen. Patty Murray calls it a giveaway to the rich.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee, other politicians weigh in on NFL controversy.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., proposed legislation Thursday designed to increase access to affordable child care, including for families that work non-traditional hours. Murray called the bill “a smart investment in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
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.
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: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
The slow burn by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to secure changes for veterans’ care in Spokane just fell through the roof. Literally. Based on complaints funneled through a group …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Even as President Donald Trump renews his threat to undermine the Affordable Care Act, senior Republican and Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to begin work on a new bipartisan effort …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
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.
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’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.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Two of Spokane’s congressional leaders said Tuesday that they are critical of the decision by the Veterans Administration to continue to keep Dwayne Thurman on the payroll despite his being …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
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 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.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Most Legislatures go into overtime, but the days needed to finish business have crept up over the years
Needing extra time to get the work done has been the rule, not the exception, for the Legislature.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
GSI letter to congressional delegation criticizes House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler said uncertainly over the future of the Affordable Care Act is likely contributing to higher rate increases.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative …