Stories tagged: Maria Cantwell
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Congress should end a practice that puts the federal government and states at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
“Come on out, bring your firearms and your family and let’s talk of freedom and have a blast shooting some targets,” Jered Bonneau wrote in Facebook promotion for his “Shooting …
UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
The recent expansion of a program responsible for financing most of the nation’s affordable housing over the last 30 years will deliver more low-income housing to Spokane, combating a nationwide …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Fears of violence were quashed Sunday as political rallies for and against a conservative U.S. Senate candidate who’s become a magnet for the alt-right went off without a hitch.
Fri., March 23, 2018
A number of separate efforts signal that elected officials recognize the urgency of the nation’s growing housing crisis.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his department’s policies were criticized as an “unprecedented” attack on public lands and the environment Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell during an Energy and …
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Talk of trade wars is circulating around the nation’s Capitol. Legislators had mixed reactions following President Trump’s move to place a 25 percent duty on steel imports and …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Joey Gibson, a Vancouver man who rose to prominence in the past year after his conservative group’s political rallies sparked counterprotests and violence, announced Sunday he intends to run for …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for heavier penalties on drugmakers who fail to keep opioids off the street
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Democrats continue to challenge President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore oil leases, but Republicans say it’s no problem because there’s no oil off the Washington coast.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Health insurance funding for children running low as Congress stays deadlocked on reauthorizing CHIP
A federal health insurance program covering 52,000 kids in Washington is running out of money as partisan disagreements keep Congress from reauthorizing funding. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly called …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
The Hanford nuclear reservation workforce must have confidence that Hanford officials are putting safety ahead of legal deadlines and financial interests, said the U.S. senators for Washington state.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Senate Democrats appoint Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to the committee seeking a compromise between the two tax bills.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON – His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
In debate over Senate GOP tax reform plan, Sen. Maria Cantwell sticks up for taxpayers’ ability to deduct state and local taxes.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Area legislators reacted to tax reform plans.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Senator Maria Cantwell is calling for an investigation into how a small company from Whitefish, Montana, got a contract to restore power in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators
Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years; the funding had expired Oct. 1, and the House …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Washington the state is well represented by women in Washington, DC. Both United States Senators and four of our ten Congressional Representatives are women.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.