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Washington and Idaho congressional delegations vote on party lines as Trump impeached

The region’s lawmakers played their part in proceedings Wednesday that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump on two counts. Republicans argued the impeachment proceedings were rushed and driven by political motives, while Democrats said they must act now in order to stop a White House that has meddled, and will continue to meddle, in American electoral politics.

Congress votes to compensate Spokane Tribe millions for flooded Grand Coulee lands

Some 70 years after their traditional homelands were flooded as part of the reservoir for the Grand Coulee Dam, Congress approved a new system of paying the Spokane Tribe for the land they lost.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers only has one 2020 Democrat challenger – but that may change

Chris Armitage, 27, is making his first run for political office and says voters in Eastern Washington are looking for a candidate with some distance from the political establishment. Armitage will try to do what seven other Democrats, including Lisa Brown in 2018, have failed to do since 2004 – defeat the long-tenured McMorris Rodgers, who’s held positions of power within the GOP. Brown said Thursday she may yet enter the 2020 fray.

McMorris Rodgers an honorary chairwoman for Trump 2020

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will serve as a state honorary co-chairwoman for President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, the campaign announced recently.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers supports aid to Ukraine but doesn’t see President Trump’s delay as impeachable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined the Congressional Ukraine Caucus after visiting that country in 2015. She disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to delay military aid to Ukraine, but doesn’t see anything yet that would be impeachable.

NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday.

Members of Congress criticize minor league baseball reductions

Members of Congress ask Major League Baseball not to eliminate minor league teams.

Inland Northwest lawmakers respond – and don’t – to Sondland testimony

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to the testimony from U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland with silence. Senator Patty Murray said the impeachment testimony Wednesday further confirms that the president invited foreign interference into 2020 elections, but Senator Mike Crapo said he’s heard nothing impeachable thus far.

‘Right decision’: McMorris Rodgers tweets support for U.S. formally pulling out of Paris climate deal

The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, which Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tweeted was the “right decision.”