UPDATED AT 11:41 a.m. with Cantwell’s statement: 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…More
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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…More
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 the state’s newest member of Congress — and rotated among the state’s three House freshmen. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas, who…More
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…More