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Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration
As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress offer up their views on immigration policy.
On a busy day in Congress Tuesday, three bills sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won the support of the House. Friday morning, President Trump signed two of those bills into law as part of a long-awaited budget deal.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.
Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic leader of the Washington Senate has already drawn interest nationwide.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is backing the release of a memo the FBI says is misleading.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inspired by President Trump’s State of the Union Address; Sen. Patty Murray doubts his call for unity.
The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were operating, other offices inside the federal compound in downtown Spokane were shuttered. A notice posted on the offices of the IRS, for instance, indicated they would be closed until the shutdown ended.
The candidate cited intense interest and big money as his reasons for dropping a long-shot bid to contest the seat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has held since 2005.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said organizers of the Spokane Women’s Persistence March will not air a videotaped speech by the Republican congresswoman or allow aides to speak on her behalf.
Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference Wednesday, pressured Democrats to vote for the proposal, which extends funding for six years. Democrats want protections for children of undocumented immigrants and a longer-term spending proposal.
While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives took the stage
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ claim that the House reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program is fit for a fact in Wonderland.
The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown Saturday, that foundation showed up in droves.
The Congressional Leadership Fund has selected Eastern Washington as one of 27 sites for field offices, intended to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the highest-profile Republican to date who will receive support from the group, which has promised to spend $100 million in this campaign cycle to maintain the party’s control of both houses of Congress.
Health insurance funding for children running low as Congress stays deadlocked on reauthorizing CHIP
A federal health insurance program covering 52,000 kids in Washington is running out of money as partisan disagreements keep Congress from reauthorizing funding. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly called CHIP, covers children up to age 18 in low-income families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford other coverage.
Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, Congressional 5th District challenger Lisa Brown rallied against the bill in the basement of the Spokane Valley Library.
Eastern Washington residents peppered Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in a telephone town hall Tuesday with questions about the Republicans’ final tax bill.
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives continues her pitch for the tax plan, which she says will put more money in the wallets of Americans. Democrats remain wary, and independent analysis of the plan indicates soaring deficits that could trigger automatic spending cuts if Congress doesn’t act quickly after passing the bill, which is expected this week.
Inslee calls tax bill a ‘moral outrage’ while McMorris Rodgers praises benefits it will bring families
Washington leaders took predictable positions on the negotiated Republican tax plan that will be voted on next week.
Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.