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September 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Challenger admits Reichert’s passed bills, says they’re not ‘particularly relevant’

Jason Ritchie, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Auburn, has claimed on his website that Reichert “has not sponsored one piece of legislation that has been passed into law and is on the opposite side of his constituents on almost every issue.” Whether you think Reichert is on the wrong…

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March 27, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Dave Reichert breaks ranks with GOP on national monuments bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bill to curtail presidential powers to designate national monuments, a legislation conservation groups condemned as shortsighted and which they urged the Senate to reject. Rep. Dave Reichert of Auburn broke from the GOP majority to vote against it, one of just 10 Republicans to do so. The measure…

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March 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Reichert backs bill to ban welfare card use at pot stores

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert on Tuesday introduced a bill to ban the use of welfare benefit cards at stores selling marijuana, adding them to a prohibited list that includes casinos, liquor stores, strip clubs and tattoo parlors. Reichert, a Republican from Auburn, joined 11 other lawmakers in sponsoring the “Preserving Welfare for Needs…

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Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Dave Reichert, marijuana, welfare

January 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

What your congressperson is (publicly) betting on the Super Bowl

Washington state’s congressional delegation on Monday submitted a strong entry into this year’s political Super Bowl betting sweepstakes, announcing a mass wager with Colorado’s delegation. That means all members of Congress representing Washington and Colorado — 17 in all; 10 from Washington and seven from Colorado — are offering to give something to the other side…

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Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, State government, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Adam Smith, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Dave Reichert

October 9, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Dave Reichert is on record: he backs clean spending bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is on the record: He would vote for a no-strings attached spending bill to end the shutdown. The Auburn Republican made that declaration during an interview Saturday with KIRO Radio host Jason Rantz (The comment is at the 2:10 mark in the interview). Rantz asked Reichert if he was among House…

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October 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Dave Reichert backs clean bill to end shutdown — or does he?

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is among a renegade group of House Republicans willing to vote for a no-strings attached spending bill to reopen the federal government. Or is he? CNN and The Washington Post on Tuesday both counted the Auburn Republican as supporting a “clean” spending bill to fund government — without delaying Obamacare…

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August 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Reichert again considering run for statewide office

Updated at 6:50 p.m. with a comment from a Reichert spokeswoman. U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is apparently again thinking about running for statewide office. Reichert, a former King County Sheriff and fifth-term Republican representative in the 8th Congressional District, said in a Thursday interview with C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News that he is considering running for…

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Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Dave Reichert, Jay Inslee, Marira Cantwell

August 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Reichert breaks ranks with House GOP leaders, backs citizenship for immigrants

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Auburn has come out in favor of citizenship for undocumented immigrants, joining nearly two dozen of his House Republican colleagues and in defiance of his caucus leadership. In a radio interview Wednesday with John Carlson of 570 KVI, Reichert said Congress needs to “build a solution around the 12…

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June 20, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Alpine Lakes expansion bill headed to U.S. House after Senate passage

WASHINGTON — The legislative volleyball over the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area is moving to the U.S. House after its passage in the Senate Wednesday. But the outcome of the legislation’s fourth run through Congress remains as murky as ever. The bill, sponsored by Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, would enlarge the popular Alpine Lakes Wilderness…

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January 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Rep. Dave Reichert to chair Ways and Means subcommittee on welfare programs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert on Tuesday was named chairman of a House subcommittee that overseas food stamps, welfare benefits and other social programs. Reichert, a fifth-term member from Auburn, will be the top Republican on the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee. This will be his second stint as a subcommittee chair;  as a freshman, the…

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