Stories tagged: Patty Murray
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 …
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.