Stories tagged: rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Sat., March 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers
Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers hosts Spokane faith, community leaders on Civil Rights trip to South
Members of Spokane’s black and faith communities are joining the congresswoman on a tour, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, of several important sites during the Civil Rights movement …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Rep. Marcus Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave
Trying to undermine paid sick leave laws goes against the values people in Spokane and across our state stood up for when they voted in favor of these policies.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement
A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences
State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Spokane leaders unveil free medication disposal units set up across the city
Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Marena Guzman: Immigration bills would allow me to fulfill dream
With DACA, I have found prosperity and hopefully a bright future in Washington state. I am here to earn a place in America through hard work and respect.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Josh Mills: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure
H.R. 3144 would effectively overturn the court ruling and rubber-stamp the government’s previous inadequate and illegal plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall
The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …
Fri., May 19, 2017
Independent probe was sorely needed
Who knows where this saga will lead today, but Rod Rosenstein made the right move in turning this over to an independent prosecutor.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children
In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Stop the politics, work on health care
Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
Veterans home in Walla Walla officially opens
The first residents of the new state Walla Walla Veterans Home began moving in Wednesday, just in time for a grand opening ceremony on Saturday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Demonstrators target Trump and defend health care law outside McMorris Rodgers’ office
Demonstrators took to the streets outside Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office Monday to protest the repeal of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. But discord with President Donald Trump …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Chaotic directive jeopardizes American values
We all want safety, but we don’t want to surrender the compassion that has shaped our nation’s character. It’s not too late to take a more thoughtful approach.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Congress can’t find energy to act
Congress will now adjourn for the holidays, and members will have to start all over when a new Congress convenes in January. Two years of work down the drain.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Election surprises aren’t over yet
Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.
Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
McMorris Rodgers ethics allegation deserves investigation
One year ago this week, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics determined unanimously that there was “substantial reason to believe that Representative (Cathy) McMorris Rodgers used congressional funds, staff, and …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2011
Caucus aims to alleviate military families’ burdens
Military families have a lot of the same issues as anybody else – employment, education, health care – but their problems are compounded by the massive government bureaucracy that is …