Stories tagged: House
Sun., May 28, 2017
Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat “body-slammed” him Wednesday, the day before the special election.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
The Oregon House has voted to join an agreement among states that want to elect the U.S. president by popular vote.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Analysis: Voters are getting a phone message from President Trump in Montana, where robocalls are illegal
Rather than risk an embarrassing loss Thursday, Washington Republicans have gone all in on Montana’s special congressional election.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Campaign spending ahead of Thursday’s special election to fill Montana’s only U.S. House seat continued to surge deep into record territory, with at least $17 million flowing into the race …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a “mid-life crisis” had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee …
Sun., May 7, 2017
The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.
Fri., May 5, 2017
With a special session or two ahead, the Legislature should resolve unfinished business regarding domestic water wells and internet privacy.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a yearslong campaign promise despite mounting concerns from health care groups …
Sun., April 30, 2017
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – but it remains to be seen how effective posturing can be for the minority.
Wed., April 26, 2017
The state needed to toughen the law to lower the risk of tragedy.
Sun., April 23, 2017
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.
Sun., April 16, 2017
It’s like the seat-belt argument all over again: freedom vs. collective safety. But the price of tragedy is rarely confined to a single individual.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s victory, but the margin was much narrower than …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Obamacare may turn out to be unworkable, indeed doomed, but it is having a profound effect on the zeitgeist: It is universalizing the idea of universal coverage.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the Republican health care plan on March 6, President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office and queried his advisers: “Is this …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or …
Fri., March 24, 2017
If lawmakers fail to act, then Washingtonians wouldn’t be able to board a commercial airliner with a standard driver’s license as identification. The first day of that nightmare would be …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Firefighters are investigating a blaze that badly damaged a home in north Spokane early Tuesday.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
The presidential contest mirrored the divide closer to home. The city of Spokane favored Clinton. The county wanted Trump. The West Side wanted Clinton. The East Side wanted Trump.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …