Stories tagged: Patty Murray
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
When Michigan billionaire and school “reformer” Betsy DeVos goes before senators for confirmation hearings as education secretary next Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray will have a few questions.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his selection of former campaign rival Rick Perry to be the country’s next secretary of energy. In a statement early Wednesday on …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Sen. Patty Murray has pointed questions for Donald Trump’s nominees, wants them to release their tax returns.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
With I-735, Washington voters called for campaign reform, but Republicans in Congress unlikely to take action
Although I-735 passed, a constitutional amendment to control campaign contributions and spending isn’t right around the corner.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray, who last week cruised to re-election to a fifth term, was elected deputy minority leader by the Democratic caucus Wednesday.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray headed to fifth Senate term, defeating Republican challenger Chris Vance
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Chris Vance accused Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., of contributing to a “broken” political system and said if elected he would bring a fresh perspective and work with both parties. Murray …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Veterans who suffered injuries that resulted in fertility problems will soon be eligible for federal assistance for in vitro fertilization. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 5 a.m.
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
Democrat Patty Murray seeks her fifth term in the U.S. Senate. This year’s challenger is former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
The race for Congress in November will be a repeat of 2014. Incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily topped five challengers in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Joe Pakootas appears headed to …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
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 …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Washington’s U.S. Senate race pits Republican Chris Vance and 15 others against four-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 6 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has attached a provision to a VA appropriations bill that would provide $88 million over two years to help veterans with service-related injuries and their …
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 1 p.m.
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
A senior Senate Democrat says there’s a deal to advance a $1.1 billion measure to battle the Zika virus. The bill is smaller than President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Chris Vance, who is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, said Thursday that unless a conservative third-party alternative comes forward by November, he won’t vote for president in …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
The competition to be the next home to the new air-refueling tanker got significantly stiffer this year and supporters of Fairchild Air Force Base are concerned the rules were changed …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Pressure from voters back home might remove the barrier Republican leaders have placed on hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Sen. Patty Murray said.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Bernie Sanders supporters in Washington want superdelegates supporting Hillary Clinton to switch to him as the winner of the precinct caucuses.