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UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Pelosi says Dems ‘not even close’ to starting impeachment

Brushing aside calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “it’s not even close” to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President …


Dissent among Democrats postpones action on anti-Semitism measure

House Democrats have postponed indefinitely a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism after a contentious meeting in which some new members confronted leaders over their push to rebuke Rep. Ilhan …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Dems pass funding plan without wall, Trump digs in

On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.


Spin Control: Frank Chopp stepping down, but not away

Frank Chopp, the state’s longest-serving speaker, talked to reporters about the upcoming session and beyond.


House Democrats’ 1st bill targets big donors, voting access

House Democrats on Friday unveiled their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package to limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Chopp to step down as speaker after 2019

House Speaker Frank Chopp will give up post after the 2019 session.


Dana Milbank: Nancy Pelosi is the best person to lead the House Democrats. That’s why she should retire.

By announcing that this will be her last term, Nancy Pelosi would deflate the insurgency against her, give new members a reason to feel good about voting for her, lead …


House Democrats press Tillerson on Trump’s Muslim retweets

A group of House Democrats is demanding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tell them whether President Donald Trump’s frequent use of social media is putting U.S. diplomats and Americans …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Committee OKs Washington tax bill

The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote

House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

House Democrats propose $46.9 billion budget, taxes on upper income Washington residents and big businesses

Upper income residents of Washington would pay more taxes on their investments and their home sales but small businesses would pay less under a $46.9 billion budget for most state …


Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not …


Ryan: ‘All options’ available for punishing Democrats for sit-in

Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month’s House floor sit-in and hasn’t ruled out anything, the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday.


Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.


Gun control effort survives in Senate

House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.


After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …


Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns

Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding …


UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated …


Washington House Democrats float base, tax-adding budgets

OLYMPIA – With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released a …


House Democrats release budget plan

OLYMPIA — House Democrats release a “base budget” that would pay for many state programs without a tax increase. But a package of add-ons, including the WSU-Spokane Medical School, are …


House Democrats offer state budget compromise

OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered to trim spending and drop many proposals on taxes as part of a compromise they say would allow the Washington Legislature to pass a 2013-15 …


Proposed budget avoids tax hike

OLYMPIA – House Democrats offered a budget plan that doesn’t call for a state tax increase and doesn’t make some of the cuts to public schools and state services Gov. …


Tax plan progresses in spite of criticism

OLYMPIA – A new tax proposal would place unfair burdens on a wide range of residents, from janitors to plastic surgeons and cigar sellers to candy makers, opponents of the …