Stories tagged: Raul Labrador
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
Huckleberries: A chance encounter restores woman’s faith in people
Charlotte Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant at the cancer center, learned two things at the checkout counter of Coeur d’Alene’s Winco. Winco doesn’t take credit cards. And there still are …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:41 P.M.
Amid disarray, Simpson says: ‘I don’t see us coming back to the health care issue’
With Republicans in disarray over a proposed repeal of Obamacare, Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson offered his take on Friday, saying that “legislating is never a pretty process.”
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 10:46 P.M.
Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget
Defense hawks, rural conservatives and even some of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress sharply criticized the president’s first budget proposal on Thursday, pushing back on the huge potential …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 11:07 P.M.
Sgt. Greg Moore’s widow urges Idaho lawmakers to keep Affordable Care Act
The widow of Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore is urging Idaho lawmakers not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a “comparable replacement,” saying the law enabled her to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:01 A.M.
Moscow residents tell Idaho congressmen ‘do your job’
A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11:57 A.M.
Labrador named chairman of House natural resources panel
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has been named chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The subcommittee has oversight and investigative authority over all activities, policies and …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke may edge out Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador as Trump’s pick for Interior secretary
Montana congressman, not Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, may be next Interior secretary
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:52 P.M.
Idaho Rep. Labrador meets with Trump, hints he may be up for administration post
Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York today, and hinted afterward to reporters there that they’d discussed a role …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker
Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 11:01 P.M.
Idaho Sen. Crapo wins historic fourth term; Labrador, Simpson also win
Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo won a fourth six-year term in the Senate on Tuesday, the first Idaho senator to win a fourth term since famed Democrat Frank Church in …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 8:06 P.M.
Idaho Rep. Labrador headed for fourth House term
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, a conservative firebrand who’s been stumping for Donald Trump around the country, appears headed to a fourth term in the U.S. House – even as …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Idaho’s Rep. Labrador stumps for Trump in far-flung states
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is criss-crossing the country stumping for Donald Trump, speaking at Trump rallies so far in Florida, Arizona and Utah.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
Labrador spreads campaign money to GOP state legislative hopefuls
During a two-day stretch in late October, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador sent campaign contributions of either $250 or $500 to 40 GOP candidates for the Idaho Legislature, plus $10,000 …
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4 A.M.
Huckleberries: Yogi Berra still leaves us smiling
“Joltin Joe” DiMaggio may have gone away, as the old Simon & Garfunkle song says. But his old teammate Yogi Berra still provides words to live by in this fall …
FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
AdWatch: Piotrowski takes Idaho Rep. Labrador to task on everything from votes to two paid cars
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is airing a hard-hitting new TV ad that takes Labrador to task on everything from his voting record …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016
Eye on Boise: Labrador slams Democratic challenger Piotrowski over ‘socialist’ tweet
During a televised debate, 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador went after his Democratic challenger, James Piotrowski, saying, “He’s not a moderate,” and reading a tweet that Piotrowski sent from …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 8:42 P.M.
Labrador, Piotrowski clash in testy televised debate
In a testy debate Monday night, Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador clashed repeatedly with his Democratic challenger, attorney James Piotrowski, over everything from public lands to congressional gridlock.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4 A.M.
Eye on Boise: McAlister outraises Scott in N. Idaho race
The latest campaign finance reports from the race between Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Democratic challenger Kate McAlister of Sandpoint show McAlister out-raising the outspoken first-term incumbent. McAlister, president of …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
Eye on Boise: Legislators in Congress split on budget vote
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
Eye on Boise: Challenger faults Rep. Labrador’s 2014 vote against military budget
James Piotrowski, the Democratic challenger to Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is criticizing Labrador for his “obstructionist tactics” in Congress, including a 2014 vote against the military budget.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 8:45 P.M.
IRS commissioner faces GOP critics seeking his impeachment
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spent nearly four hours Wednesday being verbally pummeled by the House conservatives who want to impeach him.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS
A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House has averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
Rep. Raul Labrador’s House caucus seeks to impeach IRS chief
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, wants to do something that hasn’t happened since 1876: Vote to impeach an appointed official of the executive branch.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
Raul rising: Labrador embraces role as Idaho’s agitator in Congress
A fractious tea party favorite and co-founder of the insurgent House Freedom Caucus, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador doesn’t care much for the traditions or norms of Congress. Now seeking a …
SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016, 4 A.M.
Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse
The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 4 A.M.
Eye on Boise: Idaho Rep. Labrador is sixth-poorest in Congress, site says
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
Idaho’s Raul Labrador: Trump should pick Ted Cruz as running mate
Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, who will be going to the national GOP convention in Cleveland as a Ted Cruz delegate, called Thursday for Donald Trump to choose Cruz …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Raul Labrador says momentum building for bipartisan sentencing reform
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says momentum is building in Congress for major criminal justice reforms, aimed at reversing decades of focus on long prison terms, even for non-violent and …
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Eye on Boise: Sen. Steven Thayn calls on conservatives to ‘do something,’ not just complain
Idaho state Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett, had a booth at the state GOP convention over the weekend, where he was handing out copies of his latest book, “Reprogramming Government, A …