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UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Former U.S. House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and …


Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that former House Speaker John Boehner let his “inner Trump come out” when he called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” during a talk to …


Lawmakers hope for calm after the storm on Capitol Hill

With a new speaker in the House and a major budget-and-debt deal completed, lawmakers hope they are entering a welcome period of calm – even boredom – on Capitol Hill.


Editorial: Politics, not reason, prevails in Congress

Overdue, overwhelming Ex-Im Bank support illustrates difficulty of passing legislation.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015

Analysis: Ryan takes speaker’s gavel, faces daunting challenges

Paul Ryan, at 45 the youngest House speaker since 1869, takes over a Republican-controlled House from John Boehner, R-Ohio, who presided over a dysfunctional chamber until a group of unhappy …


GOP approves budget deal

House Republicans embraced a new leader Wednesday and swiftly consented to a major budget-and-debt deal to avert a federal financial crisis, highlights of a day of dramatic fresh starts at …


House approves two-year budget deal

WASHINGTON – The House approved a two-year budget deal Wednesday as retiring House Speaker John Boehner sought to quell the bitter budget battles that defined his tenure and provide a …


GOP nominates Paul Ryan as speaker

House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber’s next speaker. GOP lawmakers hope Ryan will lead them out of weeks of disarray and point them …


Editorial: Budget deal ends crisis management

Compromise budget will give Congress two years to achieve real reforms, if it can.


White House and GOP leaders appear close to budget deal

WASHINGTON – The White House and congressional Republican leaders are close to reaching a bipartisan budget agreement that would resolve the stalemate over government funding and, if implemented, shift the …


Kathleen Parker: Ryan would do well to pass on speaker position

Freedom Caucus will eventually turn on former vice presidential candidate as it has on other GOP congressional leaders.


House conservatives oppose McCarthy, search for alternative

The House’s most hard-edged conservatives are anxious to derail Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become speaker, but they’re outnumbered and it’s unclear if they can rally behind an alternative. …


Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announces candidacy for House speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is officially declaring his candidacy for House speaker to replace John Boehner.


McMorris Rodgers seeking House majority leader post, reports say

The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest position in the House of Representatives. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t denying …


McMorris Rodgers pursuing majority leader position in Congress, according to Politico

The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican Congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest office in the House of Representatives.


Region’s Republicans express respect for Boehner

Resigning House Speaker John Boehner “was the right man at the right time,” the Spokane Republican who served on his leadership team said Friday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who was …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 25, 2015

McMorris Rodgers: Boehner was ‘right man at right time’

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers praised Speaker John Boehner for his leadership.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she’s not running for House majority leader

Published rumors that she is preparing a run for House majority leader are “a mischaracterization and misinformed,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Monday. A report that first surfaced on …


Editorial: Optimistic words not enough to make urgent immigration fix

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made some welcome remarks last week about the prospects for immigration reform. But infighting among her fellow Republican leaders suggests legislation will not be on the …


Debt limit becoming focus of shutdown

WASHINGTON – A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no …


Boehner, House GOP won’t budge on federal budget

WASHINGTON – The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on …


Federal government shutdown: Gridlock governs on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes, …


Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls

BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2013

House sends ‘fiscal cliff’ deal to White House

Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday …


Murray jokes about Boehner’s Plan B

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray joked today that with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.


Obama orders natural gas working group

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said today it is creating a high-level working group to coordinate federal oversight of natural gas production, amid industry complaints that excessive regulation could stymie …


UPDATED: Sat., July 30, 2011

Debt crisis: Significant progress reported

WASHINGTON — After weeks of intense partisanship, Republican congressional leaders and President Barack Obama made a last-minute stab at compromise Saturday to avoid a government default threatened for early next …


House Republicans call off debt vote

WASHINGTON — An intense endgame at hand, House Republican leaders put off a vote Thursday night on legislation to avert a threatened government default and slice federal spending by nearly …


GOP bill seen as key step in moving ahead on debt

House Republican leaders pleaded with their recalcitrant rank and file today to back a plan to stave off an unprecedented government default next week. The House vote would bring President …


Debt comments cause overload

Contacting your congressional representative about the debt ceiling, as suggested by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in speeches Monday, may have proved difficult for some Spokane constituents …