Moses Lake Republican state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry is joining the race to succeed Congressman Doc Hastings representing Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Holmquist Newbry has served in the state Senate since 2006 and was first elected to the state House in 2001. She chairs the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. Holquist Newbry made headlines earlier this month…More
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said today he would leave his House seat at the end of this Congress, ending two decades of representing central Washington’s 4th District. Hastings, a Republican from Pasco, is the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and frequent target of conservationists and environmentalists. He also is a strong fiscal…More
UPDATED AT 5:40 P.M. WITH REICHERT’S COMMENT: WASHINGTON — Another year, another plea for sales-tax deduction. A bipartisan group of 57 congressional lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to the top Republican and Democrat on the House tax-writing committee to urge them to allow residents in eight states without income taxes to deduct their sales taxes instead…More
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 — The troubled culture inside the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that lead the U.S. Energy Department to impose new oversight should not be a prelude to a federal takeover of energy policies in the Northwest. That’s the message in a letter sent Friday to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed by all 23 congressional lawmakers from…More