Stories tagged: Patty Murray
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 6 P.M.
Sen. Patty Murray’s VA bill amendment would provide in-vitro fertilization for veterans
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: TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 1 P.M.
Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016, 4 A.M.
Washington candidates make it official this week
Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Zika funding plan on the way, says Sen. Patty Murray
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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Republican Senate candidate says he won’t vote for Trump
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 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 6:26 P.M.
Fairchild’s fight for next new Air Force tanker gets tougher
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 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 5:19 P.M.
Garland could get Senate hearing if pressure mounts, Murray says
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
Sanders supporters in Washington demand superdelegates switch allegiances
Bernie Sanders supporters in Washington want superdelegates supporting Hillary Clinton to switch to him as the winner of the precinct caucuses.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Sen. Murray questions DOE commitment to all Hanford cleanup
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 3:41 P.M.
Democrats denounce GOP ‘pinata’ comment on Supreme Court
Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 5:03 P.M.
Sen. Murray gathers college debt stories to back higher ed bill
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., wants to find a solution to increasing college debt. In the interest of doing just that she’s asking students and families to submit their college debt …
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016, 8:49 P.M.
Northwest Democrats applaud, Republicans pan State of Union speech
Northwest members of Congress differ on the State of the Union.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015, 10:42 P.M.
Local school officials hope to influence federal education law
Spokane Public Schools officials hope to influence implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015, 10:40 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Give Murray an ‘A’ for bipartisanship
Sen. Patty Murray played a key role in drafting and shepherding the Every Student Succeeds Act – another instance of her ability to make concrete progress with Republican partners.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015
Editorial: Education reform nears final test
New law jettisons many of the unrealistic requirements of No Child Left Behind.
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 3:19 P.M.
Washington needs more time for ID card changes, Sen. Patty Murray says
Washington needs more time before the federal government forces changes in state identification cards, Sen. Patty Murray says.
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 11:39 A.M.
VA rule could leave some homeless veterans out in the cold
Some homeless veterans might not qualify for aid if the VA strictly enforces a rule.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015, 11:03 P.M.
Support for Ryan’s speaker bid varies among region’s lawmakers
Reactions from Washington and Idaho members of Congress to Ryan’s expected speakership were mixed.
SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2015
Ex-Im Bank faces crucial vote
House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”
UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015, 9:38 P.M.
Congress bracing for fight over Planned Parenthood
As House Republicans name a special subcommittee to investigate Planned Parenthood, Sen. Patty Murray calls it “transparent pandering.”
UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015, 2:32 P.M.
Murray: No shutdown but budget fight continues
Budget fight in Congress is far from over, Murray says.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015
Patty Murray invites Gonzaga graduate to watch pontiff
WASHINGTON – The frenzy surrounding Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States comes with an extra dose of excitement for one Washington native. John Winslow, a recent Gonzaga University …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015
Congress seeks ways to change wildfire funding as feds shift additional $250M to fight fires
With a vicious fire season forcing federal officials to use up most of the Forest Service’s budget on firefighting, the Obama administration urged Congress this week to treat the blazes …
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015
Legislation would help tribes gain custody of Kennewick Man remains
For most of the 19 years since the ancient skeleton dubbed Kennewick Man was found on the banks of the Columbia River, Inland Northwest tribes have fought to have him …
THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015, 11:45 A.M.
Murray wants Kennewick Man returned to tribes
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has introduced legislation that would return Kennewick Man to a coalition of Columbia Basin tribes.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
Murray, Ryan budget deal style worth imitating
As we slog through another depressing period of obstruction and shutdown threats in Congress, it might be worth looking backward to another moment that felt impossibly polarized: Autumn 2013, when …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015
Paid sick leave policy leads to local thanks
Next time you get a burger at the Lantern Tap House in Spokane’s Perry District, rest assured it didn’t come with a cough. The restaurant has enacted a paid sick …