Stories tagged: Raul Labrador
Mon., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Did Jim Risch endorse Ted Cruz or not?
When Idaho Sen. Jim Risch made one of his frequent appearances last week on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, he kind of endorsed Ted Cruz for president – …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Most high-profile Idaho Republicans say they’d back Trump if he’s nominated
Among high-profile elected Republicans in Idaho, Donald Trump isn’t a popular first-choice. But most say they’re willing to vote for him if he wins the GOP nomination. Here’s a breakdown …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Labrador backs Cruz for president
Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, one of the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Wednesday endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Rep. Raul Labrador at forefront of gay marriage clash
When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Huckleberries: Tree City USA is getting a little bare
In the city known as tree city USA, it’s no longer safe to be a tree. A dozen or so more trees that fronted North Idaho Museum were leveled last …
Tue., 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.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Labrador calls armed Burns protest ‘peaceful’ and ‘civil disobedience’
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador raised eyebrows in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for defending the armed protesters who took over an eastern Oregon wildlife refuge as “peaceful” practitioners of “civil disobedience.”
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 6 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Idaho reps split votes on transportation, education
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Wed., 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.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Ex-Im Bank reauthorization passes House
House reauthorizes Export-Import Bank.
Sun., 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.”
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Editorial: Jailing not always smart justice
Police, prosecutors join effort to reduce incarceration rates.
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
Idaho’s two GOP congressmen not on speaking terms
The news that Idaho’s two GOP congressmen haven’t spoken to each other in six months has drawn new attention to the rift between 1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador and …
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
Region’s Republicans express respect for Boehner
Resigning House Speaker John Boehner “was the right man at the right time,” the Spokane Republican who served on his leadership team said Friday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who was …
Sun., April 19, 2015
Eye on Boise: Lawmakers want no credit for representative’s editorial
A brouhaha over the child support enforcement bill killed on the final day of this year’s Idaho legislative session is dividing the House GOP. First, Former Rep. Cindy Agidius, communications …
Sat., March 28, 2015
Rural schools, roads funding passes House sans Labrador support
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador cast one of just 37 “no” votes in the House this week on a program that provides millions of dollars to rural, timber-dependent Idaho counties for …
Sun., March 15, 2015
Huckleberries: Hope they won’t also be wedding crashers
At traditional weddings, couples promise to stand by each other for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. Et cetera. An engaged couple received …