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WASHINGTON – Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray are exploring options to breach the lower Snake River dams and replace the benefits they provide, Inslee told a virtual gathering of Washington environmentalists Thursday.

Washington state members of Congress are all-in for the return of earmarks

Earmarks are back and Washington’s congressional delegation is all in.

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WASHINGTON – After a marathon session that began the previous afternoon, Senate Democrats approved a $3.5 trillion budget framework over universal GOP opposition early Wednesday morning. The new plan paves the way for legislation that would raise taxes on corporations and the richest Americans to fund an array of Democratic priorities, including combating climate change and making health care, child care and education more affordable.

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WASHINGTON – After weeks of political wrangling that kept the Senate in session for a second consecutive weekend, on Tuesday senators passed a landmark bill to authorize some $550 billion in new spending and invest a total of more than $1 trillion over five years in the nation’s aging roads, bridges, rails, pipes and other infrastructure.