Stories tagged: Patty Murray
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.
Fri., June 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.
Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited a Vancouver union hall Wednesday on her first stop to promote her new pro-union bill, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.
Thu., May 23, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Senior Republican and Democratic senators are proposing legislation to address the problem of surprise medical bills. Those are the shockingly high charges insured patients can get hit with when a …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Republicans said the letter from Attorney General William Barr released Sunday should signal an end to the investigations into the activities of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as special counsel …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
Effort to move to all-year daylight saving time gaining steam in Congress as Patty Murray backs effort
It appears that state lawmakers would prefer to go on permanent daylight saving time. Can that lead to a nationwide switch?
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 11:45 p.m.
Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
The House of Representatives gives unanimous approval to honoring Spokane native Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:35 a.m.
The promised 24-hour urgent care at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has lost its urgency with the challenge of the hospital becoming the pilot project for the U.S. Department of Veterans …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
Legislation to compensate the Spokane Tribe for lands lost as a result of Grand Coulee Dam’s construction passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Republicans praised Kavanaugh’s deference to the Constitution, while Democrats warned the pick would reverse important judicial decisions involving health care and women’s reproductive rights.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Opioid addiction and overdoses cost Washington $9.2 billion in 2016, according to a report by Senator Patty Murray’s office released Monday.
Fri., March 30, 2018
Outgoing secretary of Veterans Affairs Department was responsive, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement should “unequivocally” oppose privatization, Sen. Patty Murray says.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
Federal government to spend more on opioid epidemic, wildfires, education and military.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that …
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 …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Three Republican U.S. House members are criticizing Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and other lawmakers for opposing their legislation that would prevent the breaching of four dams on the Snake River …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Washington Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday criticized Idaho’s decision to allow the sale of health insurance plans that don’t comply with Obamacare rules as “illegal Idaho junk plans,” prompting Idaho …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.
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: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inspired by President Trump’s State of the Union Address; Sen. Patty Murray doubts his call for unity.