Stories tagged: Patty Murray
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.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Manufactured outrage at Congressional town halls restricts constructive dialogue
Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Washington must fight Trump on its key issues, Murray says
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Senate confirms DeVos as education secretary after Pence breaks tie
The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray maintains pressure on Betsy DeVos, other Trump nominees, defends NAFTA
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
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
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Can Patty Murray get answers from Trump nominee Betsy DeVos?
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 passed over as a location for next round of new air-refueling tankers
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.
Hearing Thursday looks at Fairchild’s second chance to land new Air Force tanker
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.
Trump selects Rick Perry as energy secretary; Sen. Patty Murray indicates her opposition
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.
Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return
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: Trump nominees should release tax returns
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 named No. 3 Senate Democrat
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.
Washington Sen. Patty Murray to help lead Senate Democrats
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.
Patty Murray heading back to Senate
Sen. Patty Murray headed to fifth Senate term, defeating Republican challenger Chris Vance
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Millions on Social Security are hurt by low gasoline prices
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.
Murray, Vance meet in second Senate debate
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.
In Senate debate, incumbent Murray calls for respect, Vance says she’s part of a ‘broken’ system
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.
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.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Obama signs bill that helps veterans pay for in vitro fertilization
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.
Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate
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.
Washington’s rural communities could receive more federal dollars to recover from wildfires
New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
U.S. Sen. Murray faces challenge from former Washington state GOP Chairman Vance
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.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Joe Pakootas advance in race for Congress
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.
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 …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
U.S. Senate race: Patty Murray vs. Chris Vance and 15 others
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.
Fairchild a finalist once again to house new refueling tankers
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 …