Stories tagged: Senate Republicans
Sun., July 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
GOP opponents to Senate health-care bill see vote delay as an advantage
An unexpected delay in plans to hold a vote on the Senate health-care bill will strengthen the position of conservative critics by giving them more time to mobilize, according to …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas
In the wake of James Comey’s riveting testimony, congressional investigators say they want to know if the White House has recordings of Trump’s discussions with the former FBI director. If …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers
WASHINGTON – The deputy attorney general at the center of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, arriving as Senate Democrats were demanding …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Lawmakers reach deal on legislation to make it easier to fire VA employees
Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill have reached a bipartisan deal on legislation to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to take swift action to fire employees, an overhaul of long-guaranteed …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits
Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Sustainable practices group says “thanks” for the Capitol dandelions
Group that opposes pesticides sends thank-you note to Capitol grounds crew.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Washington GOP senators propose two-year budget with no general tax increase
Property taxes would go down in most of Spokane County but up in other parts of Washington in a two-year state budget proposed by Senate Republicans.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
$30 billion in new taxes get theatrical GOP support in Washington Senate
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Widespread criticism forces House GOP to back off ethics overhaul
House Republicans reversed course Tuesday amid a firestorm of criticism over their plans to gut a congressional ethics office.
Fri., June 3, 2016
The Columbian: Raise smoking age to 21
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Senate effort to block food labeling of modified food stalls
The Senate, on a 48-49 vote Wednesday, fell short of the necessary numbers to move ahead on legislation that would have barred states from requiring the labeling of genetically modified …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spin Control: Spin Control: Senate GOP getting documents they want, need their own expert to handle them
Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.
Tue., March 19, 2013, 11:09 a.m.
Senate GOP: Add $300 million to higher ed
OLYMPIA — Senate Republicans announced a plan to add $300 million to the budget for higher education over the next two years and cut tuition by 3 percent.
Sun., March 18, 2012
Spin Control: ‘Media’ negotiations are only problem when they don’t work
OLYMPIA – “I’m not going to negotiate in the news media.” Politicians at all levels love to utter that sentence – when it’s to their advantage.
Fri., March 16, 2012
Senate GOP unveils new budget plan
OLYMPIA – For the first three days of Washington’s special session, everything involving the state’s troubled budget was done behind closed doors. That went by the wayside Thursday. Senate Republicans …
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012
Senate Democrats offer state budget
OLYMPIA – Democrats in control of the state Senate want fewer cuts in key programs than there were in the budgets proposed last year by Gov. Chris Gregoire and earlier …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2011, 2:39 p.m.
Senate Republicans offer their own jobs bill
Senate Republicans introduced legislation today aimed at creating jobs by overhauling the nation’s tax laws, cutting business rules and boosting offshore oil exploration.