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September 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

House Republicans’ effort to woo Latinos misses the mark

Watch the one-minute video below released by House Republicans this week and tell me what’s missing:

Notice there’s zero mention of immigration reform? Offering lip service to Latinos for their contributions to America, then refusing to address one of this fast-growing voting bloc’s chief issues makes House Republicans look out of touch.

In the Times editorial board’s Thursday editorial, we argue for three of four Washington Republican congressional members — U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, Doc Hastings of Pasco and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas — to rally behind a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship.

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March 1, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Bipartisanship saves Violence Against Women Act

All but one member of Washington’s congressional delegation voted Thursday to pass the U.S. Senate’s version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Bravo! We just witnessed a rare and welcome display of bipartisanship on an issue that has divided the political parties for months. House GOP leadership’s amended version of VAWA failed before lawmakers passed S….

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