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WASHINGTON – When President Joe Biden addresses House and Senate members at the Capitol on Wednesday, marking his first 100 days in office, it will be a far cry from the usual address presidents give to a joint session of Congress near the start of each year.
WASHINGTON – The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began Tuesday with a majority of senators rejecting the defense’s argument that trying a former official is unconstitutional, but the vote signaled Republicans likely have enough votes to acquit Trump.
Members of Congress are urged to follow Centers for Disease Control protocols to protect themselves and staff against the spread of COVID-19 and get tested for the virus if they develop symptoms.
Washington lawmakers and elections officials from both sides of the aisle challenged President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet suggesting the United States should delay the November election, saying the president does not have the power to push back an election and that the vote-by-mail system is secure.
The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's choice of Judy Shelton for the Federal Reserve board of governors on a party-line vote, overcoming widespread questions about her qualifications for the Fed.
WASHINGTON – In a hearing Tuesday, Republican and Democratic members of the Senate panel tasked with police reform agreed that changes need to be made, but they offered different assessments of the problems and contrasting visions for the federal government’s role in reining in police misconduct.
The bill, which is slated for a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday, helps small businesses by backing lenders with federal money and gives schools the ability to help students whose routines have been upended by the coronavirus response.
Republicans called the effort to remove Donald Trump from the White House an inadequate, partisan exercise, while Democrats said the ongoing concerns about electoral autonomy necessitated a conviction.
The chairman of the powerful Senate Banking Committee said this week he’d like to see several changes to a bill allowing banks and cannabis companies to work together without fear of federal reprisals.
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.
Statements from area politicians set up what will likely be a clear ideological divide in the process on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.
Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.
Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.
Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.
When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little went to Washington, D.C., to testify on Thursday at a congressional hearing on public lands grazing, he expected to see Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador there – Labrador serves on the Natural Resources subcommittee that was holding the hearing.
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has admitted to federal election officials that he used a lobbyist-owned Washington, D.C., townhouse 81 times over a four-year period at no cost, including as recently as February. The new details from Crapo's re-election and leadership committees came in a response to a Federal Election Commission inquiry...
After years of gathering annually at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise to decry “fire borrowing” – the situation in which the Forest Service, each year, shifts millions from other programs when the costs to fight the West’s escalating wildfires balloons, thereby cutting prevention efforts meant to reduce that trend – a bipartisan group of congressmen and top agency officials had a different tone when they gathered at NIFC on Wednesday: celebration.