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Senate Democrats pull all-nighter to advance $3.5 trillion budget plan that will test their party’s unity

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.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch faces three challengers in November election

Though Jim Risch has only been in the Senate for 10 years, he's spent several decades in public office. His opponent, Democrat Paulette Jordan, said the wealthy rancher has lost touch with his constituents and should be open to more public debates prior to the election. 

Northwest lawmakers pursue different priorities in new COVID relief package

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on Monday after a two-week break, facing a de facto deadline at the end of the month to pass another round of coronavirus relief, but Republicans and Democrats will first need to reconcile dramatically different visions for what the legislation should include.

Senators level blame at WHO, Trump in hearing on COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON – As the numbers of infections and deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 continue to climb, Senators questioned Trump administration officials Thursday about the government’s response to the crisis and preparedness for future pandemics.

McMorris Rodgers, Risch say Trump right to review World Health Organization

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.