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I’m running for Congress to be a new voice for farmers and ranchers and will put our priorities over party talking points. As an economist, I’ll be an independent advocate and do what’s best for Eastern Washington, Northwest agriculture, and Washington state’s trade-based economy.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on sexual predators and a newspaper ad that she claims credit where it’s not due.
Our divided nation needs to heal, Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. We are heartbreakingly riven by political divisions, Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. We can no longer disagree without being disagreeable. We demonize those with differing political views. We must regain a sense of shared purpose and unity for the good of the nation, and each and every one of us must do our part.
The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives on housing sex offenders.
Television advertisements and campaign mailers are already finding their way to Eastern Washington voters from the two presumptive candidates for the region’s seat in Congress. What’s true, and what isn’t, about the claims in these ads?
The four dams on the Lower Snake River are in no danger of going away. At least not at the hands of congressional candidates for Eastern Washington.
Proponents of the House plan, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, say it would combine the best features of two programs that encourage conservation efforts through a mix of financial and technical assistance. Critics say it would limit farmers’ ability to improve soil, water and air quality and comply with state regulations.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown both report big gains in campaign dollars.
Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, including SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But Perdue would not say, specifically, how his USDA might assist farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners.
A fundraiser for Democrat Lisa Brown will bring anglers, hunters, hikers and others together in a meet-and-greet style event at the Saranac Commons Monday.
Whether I’m at a town hall in Deer Park, a meet-and-greet in Medical Lake or knocking on doors in the Logan neighborhood of Spokane, I hear from people in every part of Eastern Washington that they’re frustrated with a dysfunctional Congress and don’t feel like their leaders are working for them. It’s the same sentiment across the country. As of May, only 17 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to Gallup.
The Congresswoman continued Thursday to push a so-called “consensus bill” that is scheduled for a vote next week. But that bill doesn’t have the support of Democrats in Congress, nor the U.S. Senate, and has been criticized by civil rights groups for doing little to improve the nation’s immigration system.
But the candidates disagreed on the next steps in Congress, with the House of Representatives set to vote on a pair of bills Thursday that have been forwarded by Republicans. They both have an unclear path in the Senate.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she was working to bring legislation to the House of Representatives’ floor that would address both the detention issue and other immigration reforms. Her Democratic challenger, Lisa Brown, urged swifter action to stop the policy, saying Congress shouldn’t let larger issues or a potential veto from President Donald Trump get in the way of ending the practice.
Protesters urged Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to change her stance to repeal net neutrality rules.
This week saw Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown trade early campaign advertisements touching on each woman’s motherly bona fides.
The group Sandy Hook Promise awarded the congresswoman for her work pushing legislation that authorized federal money for school training programs and measures like metal detectors to address school shootings. The bill has been criticized as lacking measures to address access to guns, and McMorris Rodgers’ likely opponent in the November bid for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress echoed those concerns.
The congresswoman, who has maintained a tepid alliance with the Trump administration, on Wednesday spoke out against its plan not to defend portions of the health care law set up to ensure sick people can find coverage. Critics say the GOP has not offered a plan that would ensure the same level of coverage.
Lisa Brown’s first TV spot focuses on the former state legislator’s experience in Olympia in 1993, when the chief clerk of the House of Representatives told her she couldn’t bring her one-year-old son on the floor for a vote.