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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers echoed President Donald Trump’s frustration with Twitter after the president signed an executive order May 28 targeting a key legal protection social media companies rely on, but the Spokane Republican said she has concerns about the federal government deciding what they allow on their platforms.
Washington lawmakers on Monday called for justice for George Lloyd and expressed their support for peaceful demonstrations.
Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher is one of 21 Republican members suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and two nonpartisan House officials in D.C. federal court over proxy voting in the House.
The House of Representatives narrowly passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday night, despite opposition from Republicans and several Democrats.
A Spokane Valley Republican is challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, contending she was wrong to allow the national debt to grow by supporting relief packages to help people and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers postponed her traditional campaign kickoff in the district last month, while Democratic challenger Chris Armitage has shifted to online outreach in his upset bid in the November election. Rob Chase, the latest entry into the contest, said he hopes to resume normal campaigning this summer.
The president said Tuesday he would withhold funding from the international health organization pending a review that could take up to 90 days, even as the world tries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Critics say the decision comes at the worst time, as countries try to eradicate the highly contagious virus that was initially downplayed in warnings from the United Nations’ health agency.
Meanwhile, Sen. Patty Murray says lawmakers must commit to another round of assistance that includes more medical equipment and guaranteed paid sick leave for all.
In a ceremony mixed with joy and sadness, the Spokane Tribe of Indians on Thursday marked the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of land lost to the dam’s floodwaters.
Former Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase files as Republican to challenge Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Chase becomes the third candidate in the 2020 contest for the Eastern Washington seat, joining Democrat Chris Armitage. Chase has previously run for the seat as a libertarian and has ties to more conservative-minded Republicans in Eastern Washington, including the embattled state legislator Rep. Matt Shea.
Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in 2017. Newhouse has since remarried, and has earned the trust of the district through his thoughtful approach to lawmaking, supporters said.
Nortnwest Republicans give President Trump’s speech high praise, Democrats call it a “victory lap” short on details for the future.
The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a year ago. If she’s elected to a ninth term, McMorris Rodgers said she’d like to serve as ranking member or chair of the committee responsible for policing data privacy and online commerce, among other issues.
Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas law less than four years ago. But Democrats see a pattern of eroding reproductive and privacy rights for women that will once again be fought in the courts.
The oversize check displayed on the stage said it all: $53,425,000 made out to the Spokane Transit Authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation. STA has known the huge sum was coming to fully fund a long-awaited bus rapid transit line through downtown since April, when the federal government allocated the money for the project. But on Tuesday, the award became official and STA got direct access to the funds.
After their children’s space walk together 220 miles above the Earth’s surface, the mothers of astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague made a toast together in Coeur d’Alene. “The stress we put our families through is probably unforgivable,” McClain told Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Thursday.
All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.
The decade saw the visit of presidential hopefuls, the death of an elder statesman and voters’ creation of a completely new industry. Meanwhile, local governments have been grappling with their responsibility to shelter the homeless and how to respond to changing state formulas on funding for basic education. The 2010s were defined by landmark individual accomplishments by local lawmakers, as well as continuing challenges that future lawmakers will still be tackling in the next decade.
McMorris Rodgers says GOP leaders were right to oust Shea from caucus; other officials split on whether he should resign
“I have repeatedly condemned extremism, no matter its source, and have made clear the violence it inspires has no place here in Eastern Washington,” the congresswoman said in a statement.
The House Ethics Committee has rebuked Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state for misusing taxpayer money and ordered her to reimburse more than $7,500 to the U.S. Treasury.