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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says

Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Cantwell, others in Congress call for investigation into Whitefish Energy contract in Puerto Rico

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

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.


Members of Congress urge protections for Alaska fishery

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

Senate panel backs bipartisan bill to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program

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

Washington senators: Don’t jam through new Trumpcare plan

Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’

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

Cleanup bill for toxic firefighting chemicals at military bases could reach $2 billion

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

Sue Lani Madsen: Washington has potential Warrior Queens

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

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

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

Congressional delegation splits on Trump ‘fire and fury’ comments

Members of Northwest delegation agree North Korea poses serious threat, disagree on whether President Donald Trump’s comments help or hurt.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Cantwell schedules town hall of her own at Gonzaga University

Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

City, federal officials meet with U.S. Postal Service over mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland

City officials and representives from the offices of Spokane’s Congressional delegation met Thursday with members of the U.S. Postal Service to discuss possible solutions to the mail stoppage in Shadle-Garland …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes

Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017

Washington and Idaho senators split along party lines ahead of health care vote

Washington and Idaho’s congressional delegations are split along party lines ahead of Tuesday’s vote to open debate on some version of a Republican health care bill.


Cantwell wants probe of Interior scientists’ reassignments

Democrats at a hearing for Interior and Energy Department nominees seized on the published comments of an Interior scientist who claims that Secretary Ryan Zinke was using forced reassignments to …


With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill

Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it

Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks

For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …


Ridpath’s party draws several hundred people back to the former downtown Spokane landmark

Several hundred people crowded into the Ridpath Hotel on Thursday afternoon for an early party anticipating the landmark’s return to prominence in the social life of Spokane.


Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing

President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

Risch, questioning Comey, suggests testimony absolves Trump of obstructing justice

When he got his chance in Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to question former FBI Director James Comey, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch shifted into trial-attorney mode, parsing the words of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

CBO score on ‘Trumpcare’ should be warning to Senate GOP, Murray says

The Congressional Budget Office report on a House proposal to replace Obamacare should cause Senate Republicans to rethink their plans, Sen. Patty Murray said.


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 7, 2017

New health bill: Seattle hospital could lose $627M a year

The executive director of Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center says the hospital could lose more than $627 million a year starting in 2026 when the full impact of the health care …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Washington delegation seeks money for timber counties

Washington congressional delegation seeks to reauthorize Secure Rural Schools program to provide federal money for timber counties.



How Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador voted last week in Congress

Today, The Spokesman-Review will start publishing weekly vote tallies of four U.S. representatitives and four U.S. senators representing Washington and Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Senators urge new energy secretary to protect Hanford workers

Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …