Stories tagged: Patty Murray
Thu., March 2, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
All four senators from Washington and Oregon on Thursday voted against Rick Perry to become energy secretary, saying they worried about his commitment to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
When Michigan billionaire and school “reformer” Betsy DeVos goes before senators for confirmation hearings as education secretary next Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray will have a few questions.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his selection of former campaign rival Rick Perry to be the country’s next secretary of energy. In a statement early Wednesday on …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Sen. Patty Murray has pointed questions for Donald Trump’s nominees, wants them to release their tax returns.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
With I-735, Washington voters called for campaign reform, but Republicans in Congress unlikely to take action
Although I-735 passed, a constitutional amendment to control campaign contributions and spending isn’t right around the corner.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray, who last week cruised to re-election to a fifth term, was elected deputy minority leader by the Democratic caucus Wednesday.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray headed to fifth Senate term, defeating Republican challenger Chris Vance
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
When the price of gasoline goes down, Donald and Fran Shoemaker take a hit in their pocketbook, too. They say that’s not fair. He’s 90, and she’s 88, and neither …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Chris Vance accused Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., of contributing to a “broken” political system and said if elected he would bring a fresh perspective and work with both parties. Murray …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
The Forest Service is backing an effort to prevent new mining development in the upper Methow Valley, a popular tourist destination and an area targeted for salmon recovery.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Veterans who suffered injuries that resulted in fertility problems will soon be eligible for federal assistance for in vitro fertilization. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 5 a.m.
Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
Democrat Patty Murray seeks her fifth term in the U.S. Senate. This year’s challenger is former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
The race for Congress in November will be a repeat of 2014. Incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily topped five challengers in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Joe Pakootas appears headed to …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Washington’s U.S. Senate race pits Republican Chris Vance and 15 others against four-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 6 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has attached a provision to a VA appropriations bill that would provide $88 million over two years to help veterans with service-related injuries and their …
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 1 p.m.
The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but …