U.S. Senate, State of Washington
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the world’s sockeye salmon. The Democrats say a federal proposal to ease restrictions on mining in the area is egregious and illogical.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years; the funding had expired Oct. 1, and the House also is considering CHIP funding legislation.
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others waiting for more details.
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group of Democratic senators said in a letter Tuesday.
Washington the state is well represented by women in Washington, DC. Both United States Senators and four of our ten Congressional Representatives are women.
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga University. Cantwell criticized the latest GOP health plan, which failed in the Senate, as a tax cut for the rich and also expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.
Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer after opting not to hold any for the previous eight years.