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May 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Washington’s delegation reacts to Shinseki’s resignation

UPDATED AT 11:41 a.m. with Cantwell’s┬ástatement: WASHINGTON — Eric Shinseki’s resignation as secretary of Veterans Affairs Friday was greeted with grim welcome by members of Congress from Washington state, several of whom had recently called for Shinseki’s departure. The lawmakers made clear the resignation by itself does not address the systemic problems within the veterans agency that…

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Comments | More in Federal government | Topics: denny heck, Eric Shinseki, patty murray

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

January 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Pritchard’s ‘chick pic’ gets passed to DelBene, then Kilmer — with Heck awaiting

WASHINGTON — One ugly painting. Three recipients. A congressional tradition observed by members of Washington’s delegation took an unusual turn this year when a painting of a just-hatched chick was passed to┬áthe state’s newest member of Congress — and rotated among the state’s three House freshmen. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas, who…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: denny heck, Derek Kilmer, Joel Pritchard

January 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Wednesday politics: gun control, gun buyback, Congress v. cockroaches

Good morning. Happy New Year, all. Guns, guns, guns: The voices are growing louder. Tuesday, a group of Seattle mayors — one present and a few former — the King County executive and some local businesses joined forces to announce a gun buyback program aimed at offering a small reward for guns people…

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Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Congress, denny heck, gun buyback