Stories tagged: bill
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019
President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative …
Thu., May 30, 2019
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited a Vancouver union hall Wednesday on her first stop to promote her new pro-union bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending …
Fri., April 5, 2019
The Idaho Senate on Friday approved Medicaid expansion legislation by passing a compromise bill that’s now headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little for his consideration.
Fri., April 5, 2019
A proposal to loosen detention rules in Washington’s involuntary treatment act is dividing rights groups and mental health advocates in Olympia.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Among …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate would allow the states and tribal interests to remove problem sea lions in the Columbia River, including by lethal force, to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018
House votes to curb salmon eaters: Bill would allow problem sea lions to be euthanized; Senate still must act
A bill to expand the authority of Northwest fisheries agencies to help struggling native species in the lower Columbia and Willamette rivers by killing sea lions there passed the U.S. …
Mon., June 25, 2018
Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump …
Sat., June 23, 2018
Legislation that would make it easier for fisheries managers to kill sea lions preying on salmon, steelhead and other species is picking up speed after years of languishing in Congress.
Mon., June 18, 2018
The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018
Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he …
Tue., May 8, 2018
The House will take up a Senate-passed bill rolling back banking regulations, breaking an impasse that imperiled passage of the legislation that is backed by the White House, Republicans and …
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018
Idaho will become the latest state to require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups who say there …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018
The Senate passed a bill penned by Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial …
Thu., March 8, 2018
Leaders of a Senate effort to ease post-financial-crisis banking rules are proposing several changes aimed at winning the support of House Republicans and addressing some of the concerns of Democratic …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
A bill under consideration in the Legislature would prohibit Oregon pet stores from selling dogs purchased from breeders.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
A bill set to go in front of the Oregon Legislature could relieve teachers of overcrowded classrooms.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
A bipartisan immigration proposal has surfaced in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter on Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
The Senate State Affairs Committee introduced legislation Wednesday that would raise the legal age of tobacco use in Idaho from 18 to 21.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 helped inspire the Florida Senate to unanimously pass a bill Wednesday that would end child marriage in …