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U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse says he’s found peace as a lawmaker in his third term

Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in …


McMorris Rodgers sets sights on committee leadership after leaving House GOP position

The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a …


Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Mattis offers optimism, avoids talking Trump during speech in Spokane

The former defense secretary avoided his reportedly tumultuous tenure in President Donald Trump’s White House. Instead, he offered an optimistic view of America that he said would be well-served by …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

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.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Inslee ignores request to veto study of effects of possible Snake River dam breaching

Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

McMorris Rodgers: Farm bill failure tied to immigration fight

GOP conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus sank the 2018 farm bill on Friday, dealing a setback to House Republican leaders including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


House backs bill to block spill of dam water to help salmon

The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

Shutdown blame debated by Washington’s Congressional delegation

The halls of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse were mostly quiet and dark Monday morning, with a few exceptions. While the federal criminal justice system and immigration services were …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Idaho, Washington members of Congress take stands on tax reform plans

Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.


Newhouse urges extension for DACA permit renewal

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to change the renewal deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program beneficiaries.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Cheers, condemnation on Trump DACA decision

Reaction to the announced end to the DACA program ranged from applause to condemnation from Northwest lawmakers Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse bill would override court decision to keep dams

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Prayers for victims, thanks for police in reactions to shooting

Northwest members of Congress react to the shooting in Alexandria, Va.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

Washington state lawmakers want review of Hanford cleanup

Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Washington Congress members worry Trump budget would cut Hanford cleanup

Last Friday, Washington members of Congress warned about cuts to the Hanford cleanup efforts. Now they’re bracing for proposed cuts when President Donald Trump’s budget is released Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017

Carol Newhouse, wife of Washington congressman, dies

Carol Newhouse, the wife of Washington state Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, has died. She was 62.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

McMorris Rodgers and other Washington Republicans in Congress tell Inslee Obamacare must change

Republicans in Washington’s congressional delegation defended possible changes to Obamacare, saying it is too expensive and is cutting insurance options for some rural residents.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015

Inslee takes lawmakers to task over Ex-Im bank

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. …


Paying for wildfire fight needs new tack, Washington congressman says

The nation needs to find a better way to pay for fighting fires and stop borrowing from money set aside for forest thinning and rehabilitation, said a Washington congressman whose …


Newhouse wins seat in 4th District

After the fourth day of ballot counting on Friday, it became certain that Republican Dan Newhouse would be Washington’s newest congressman. Newhouse beat fellow GOP candidate Clint Didier in Washington’s …


Didier-Newhouse race a GOP face-off

Of Washington’s 10 congressional races this year, nine are relatively tame affairs with incumbents holding significant leads in campaign cash and comfortable cushions in the polls. And then there’s Central …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 23, 2014

Didier drops lawsuit against Newhouse campaign volunteer

Clint Didier has dropped his lawsuit alleging misuse of state funds by a volunteer for his opponent’s campaign.


Didier drops Newhouse from lawsuit alleging campaign violations

Clint Didier has dropped his claims against the campaign of his opponent, Dan Newhouse, for Washington’s 4th District Congressional seat alleging election violations by volunteer Chris Voigt. Voigt is the …


Clock ticking on Didier’s suit against campaign foe

The clock is ticking on a federal lawsuit filed in Spokane by congressional hopeful Clint Didier against an opponent’s volunteer in Grant County, who leads the Washington State Potato Commission. …


McMorris Rodgers will face Pakootas

Congress may be unpopular, but in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, five-term incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was popular with voters casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary. McMorris Rodgers, a member …


Gregoire appoints East Side Republican as ag director

State Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, will be the state’s new director of the state Department of Agriculture, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced today.