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Stories tagged: rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson praises Spokane’s housing, job training center in visit Tuesday

Opened in April, the Spokane Resource Center is one of 18 locations nationwide that are part of Carson’s signature “EnVision Center” program. The Housing Secretary, one of few Trump cabinet …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends right to own guns, criticizes Donald Trump’s rhetoric in Spokane town hall

The eight-term congresswoman said she couldn’t support a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons but would support laws that would create a path for guns to be taken away …


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers plays both sides too much, even for the president

When Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers arrived at Trump Tower in December 2016 for an interview with the president, the envelope full of media clippings ‘detailing various times McMorris Rodgers had …


Washington lawmakers defend Special Olympics funding

Washington lawmakers opposed a proposal that would cut federal funding to Special Olympics, a cut President Trump is backing away from as well, Associated Press reported.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Spokane City Hall to push employment for applicants with disabilities

The new program will work within the city’s existing civil service rules to match applicants with disabilities to jobs they’re qualified to do. The goal is to serve as an …


Local congressional delegation leery of partial federal government shutdown set to begin Friday

The partial shutdown would affect operations at the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they don’t want …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers small-business bill gets Senate OK, heads to President Trump’s desk

The law seeks to incentivize more private investment in small businesses outside of economic centers like New York and Los Angeles. It passed through both chambers of Congress with little …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: My goal is quality, affordable health care for all

My goal is to make sure everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. At the baseline of this debate, I believe we must protect people with pre-existing conditions …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown lay out health care philosophies at Spokane conference

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the role of the federal government is to increase choice and competitiveness in the U.S. health care market, while Democrat Lisa Brown urged a push …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers votes against Republican legislation on immigration

The Congresswoman continued Thursday to push a so-called “consensus bill” that is scheduled for a vote next week. But that bill doesn’t have the support of Democrats in Congress, nor …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown both call for end to immigrant family separation policy

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she was working to bring legislation to the House of Representatives’ floor that would address both the detention issue and other immigration reforms. Her Democratic …


Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers hosts Spokane faith, community leaders on Civil Rights trip to South

Members of Spokane’s black and faith communities are joining the congresswoman on a tour, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, of several important sites during the Civil Rights movement …


Rep. Marcus Riccelli and Shahrokh Nikfar: McMorris Rodgers’ bill undermines paid sick leave

Trying to undermine paid sick leave laws goes against the values people in Spokane and across our state stood up for when they voted in favor of these policies.


‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement

A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences

State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Spokane leaders unveil free medication disposal units set up across the city

Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.


Marena Guzman: Immigration bills would allow me to fulfill dream

With DACA, I have found prosperity and hopefully a bright future in Washington state. I am here to earn a place in America through hard work and respect.


Josh Mills: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure

H.R. 3144 would effectively overturn the court ruling and rubber-stamp the government’s previous inadequate and illegal plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall

The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …


Independent probe was sorely needed

Who knows where this saga will lead today, but Rod Rosenstein made the right move in turning this over to an independent prosecutor.


Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children

In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …


Stop the politics, work on health care

Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.


Veterans home in Walla Walla officially opens

The first residents of the new state Walla Walla Veterans Home began moving in Wednesday, just in time for a grand opening ceremony on Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Demonstrators target Trump and defend health care law outside McMorris Rodgers’ office

Demonstrators took to the streets outside Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office Monday to protest the repeal of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. But discord with President Donald Trump …


Chaotic directive jeopardizes American values

We all want safety, but we don’t want to surrender the compassion that has shaped our nation’s character. It’s not too late to take a more thoughtful approach.


Congress can’t find energy to act

Congress will now adjourn for the holidays, and members will have to start all over when a new Congress convenes in January. Two years of work down the drain.


Election surprises aren’t over yet

Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.