Northwest Progressive Institute
House Republicans authorize John Boehner to file baseless lawsuit against President Obama
John Boehner and his caucus continued their political theatrics on a grand scale today by forcing the United States House of Representatives to vote on a resolution authorizing John Boehner to initiate litigation against Barack Obama for failing to properly discharge his duties as President of the United States of America.
4th Congressional District candidate Gavin Seim says Congress must return to the Constitution
The U.S. Constitution is the only legal mandate for members of Congress, according to Gavin Seim, who believes it is being ignored by the federal government.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Long-delayed Alpine Lakes legislation likely to move in Congress
A House committee is likely to pass out legislation expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and protecting the Middle Fork-Snoqualmie River, on Wednesday after sitting on the bipartisan bill for more than three years.
White House to announce food security efforts -- House to vote on ESA ...
WHITE HOUSE TO ANNOUNCE FOOD SECURITY EFFORTS: The White House will announce today a series of partnerships with companies and other groups aimed at ensuring the resiliency of the U.S. food supply in conjunction with the release of a new report on the costs of climate change.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Cicotte says he won't sign no-taxes pledge
George Cicotte, a candidate for the congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Doc Hastings, refused to sign a pledge to not raise taxes, calling it a "special interest pledge."
Capitol Hill Update, 28 July, 2014
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House GOP report rips troubled Eisenhower memorial project as 'disservice' to former president
The 15-year-long effort to build a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is so mired in cost overruns, design problems and construction delays that it has become a "disservice" to the former U. S. president and war hero, a new House Republican report finds.
House Members Question USDA On Lesser Prairie Chicken Report
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas , House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings , and 12 other members of Congress recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for a copy of a report on the cost and effectiveness of the Department's conservation measures for the lesser prairie chicken .
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Estakio Beltran looks to be 'effective voice' in 4th Congressional District
Estakio Beltran was fresh out of college with little knowledge about politics when he packed his car and went to Washington, D.C. Then 20, Beltran doesn't know what drove him to stop by Sen. Maria Cantwell's office for a coffee break with her constituents other than his passion for speaking out on behalf of his community.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
The Japan Times
As species die, what valuable knowledge dies with them?
Big promises: U.S. President Barack Obama hopes to enact policies to protect marine life in the south-central part of the Pacific.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Senate proposal would increase Hanford operating funds
A budget bill that restores a proposed cut to the Hanford Richland Operations Office next year has been released by the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee.
Open 4th District seat draws crowd of would-be successors
An open seat in Central Washington's 4th Congressional District is rare, happening only three times in 56 years.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Regional, special interests surface in 4th District race fundraising
These are some of the themes to take away from the newly released donor lists filed by six of the 12 candidates in the 4th Congressional District race with the Federal Elections Commission through June 30. Former Department of Agriculture director and state representative Dan Newhouse has received more money from political action committees than ... (more)
Tue Jul 22, 2014
McMorris Rodgers: Outlier on Export-Import Bank
The state of Washington is the nation's largest benefactor of the Export-Import Bank, which supports thousands of jobs at large and small companies with loans, loan guarantees and credit services for overseas buyers.
Control of Olympia: It's a primary free-for-all
Inside Politics: There's no overwhelming national trend this year, leaving Democrats with a chance to regain a free hand in state government.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
13 candidates seek open House seat
A crowded field of candidates is seeking to replace retiring Republican Rep. Doc Hastings.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Gordon Allen Pross, multiple-time candidate, would seek tax reform
Not a lot has changed in the political ideology of perennial congressional candidate Gordon Allen Pross since he first ran for U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings' District 4 seat more than a decade ago.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Improving immigration system personal issue for 4th District candidate Dan Newhouse
Improving the nation's immigration system is a personal issue for Republican Dan Newhouse, one of 12 candidates in the 4th District Congressional race to replace retiring Rep. Doc Hastings.
Rep. DelBene has raised $1.717 million for first reelection bid
A former President, our state's Governor and a three-term U.S. Senator all bear scars from what is often a politician' most difficult tussle - his or her first reelection race.
When Richard Wright, a Kennewick physical therapist and business owner, collected 40 percent of the vote in the 2006 general election against Republican Congressman Doc Hastings, it was the best showing of any opponent to face Hastings since 1996.