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She is the policy director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Prior to that, she served as a legislative director for former Rep. Edolphus Towns during his tenure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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Herbalife fight hits D.C. trade association, as Avon withdraws from...
HERBALIFE FIGHT HITS D.C. TRADE ASSOCIATION, AS AVON WITHDRAWS FROM DSA: The cosmetics company Avon has withdrawn from the Direct Selling Association trade group, making some thinly veiled, indirect references to the Herbalife fight unfolding in Washington, D.C., and beyond. "We believe the association's agenda in the U.S. is overly focused on the issues of a few specific brands rather than industry-wide challenges," the company said in a letter to other members explaining its departure.
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The Bothell Reporter
Senator vows to keep fighting for equal pay | Sen. Murray
U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement after Senate Republicans filibustered a final vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. "I'm deeply disappointed that today, Senate Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act and once again said 'no' to women across the country who just want to make sure that in the 21st century, they're paid based on their work, not on their gender.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
$1.5M grant awarded to help communities hurt by Oso slide
A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for spending it.
The Wall Street Journal
Senate Panel Holds First D.C. Statehood Hearing in 20 Years
It has been almost 227 years since Delaware became the first colony to join the United States and 55 years since Hawaii became the last state. On Monday, a Senate panel considered adding another: New Columbia, or the District of Columbia with full voting rights.
Cagtc Members Win Big in Tiger VI
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that 72 projects will receive a total of $600 million from the sixth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. Of these, 12 Coalition for America's Gateway and Trade Corridor member projects were awarded a total of $135 million for projects with full costs exceeding $490 million.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Women senators: No "second chance" in NFL domestic violence cases
National Football League players who violently assault a woman should not get a "second chance" to play football in the NFL, 16 women in the U.S. Senate wrote late Thursday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter, signed by Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, D-Wash., was prompted by the beating video featuring Baltimore Ravens' star Ray Rice, and controversy over whether NFL brass knew about the video when they handed Rice an initial two-game suspension.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Palin endorses Didier in 4th District race
Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Clint Didier in his bid to represent Central Washington's 4th Congressional District. A post on Palin's Facebook page says "Clint will fight for farmers, for lower taxes, and less government.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Americans conflicted about more war as they remember 9/11
As Americans paused Thursday to remember those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they also confronted the possibility that the 13 exhausting years of war that followed may not be ending soon. One the eve of another 9/11 anniversary, President Barack Obama announced an expansion of U.S. airstrikes against militants in Iraq and Syria.
Clinton to speak at liberal think tank
Hillary Clinton will participate in a roundtable on women's economic security with high-profile members of Congress next week at the Center for American Progress, the leading progressive think tank in Washington, according to an invitation to the event. The event is on Sept.
Norwalk Citizen News
Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Extremism in defense of re-election
The point of this "improvement" of James Madison's First Amendment is to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. It left in place the ban on corporate contributions to candidates .
The Washington Post
How Congress may pass Obamaa s Syria proposal -- without technically voting on the plan
Obama's latest Hill move would mean no standalone vote on his Syria plan. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Sen. Bob Corker may be the biggest supporter on Capitol Hill of arming and training the moderate Syrian rebels.
Senate GOP's plan to eat up floor time
On Wednesday, more than a dozen Republicans joined with Senate Democrats to overcome a filibuster of legislation aimed at ensuring pay equity for men and women. That vote was 73-25, an overwhelming margin by Senate standards.
McMorris Rodgers email asks whether U.S. should commit combat troops...
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is polling supporters this morning via email on whether they want to see American troops committed to "defeat and destroy" militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Cutting military: New technologies in energy can help
Regarding the Aug. 27 editorial," Irony and military spending ": Cuts to military spending can be tough, but options exist for new jobs and stronger national security. Reducing electrical and natural gas use saved $2.78 million last year for Washington businesses working with efficiency experts at the Department of Ecology.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable
Sen. Patty Murray has argued that the veterans "employability" benefit is being used as intended and that reviewing it would add to the stigma many veterans feel when seeking help for physical or mental problems. Sen. Patty Murray has argued that the veterans "employability" benefit is being used as intended and that reviewing it would add to the stigma many veterans feel when seeking help for physical or mental problems.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Rural Doctor Shortage Worsens As Newly Insured Washington Residents Seek Care
Port Angeles, WA, United States - In the shrub steppe of Grand Coulee on the banks of the Columbia River, Wash., the town's two family doctors practice at an unrelenting pace, working on call every other night and every other weekend. In the coastal town of Port Angeles, the doctor shortage is so acute that a clinic is turning away 250 callers a week seeking a physician.
Congress Returns to Doing Nothing
The House will spend the rest of this week in "district work week" mode, returning Monday evening and leaving again on Thursday after lunch; the next week will be action-packed-coming back late Tuesday evening but this time staying around until Friday after lunch. The following week? Back to the district, through Rosh Hashanah, then back Monday evening September 29, leaving again Thursday October 2 after lunch-and that is it through the November election.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to step down
Jenny Durkan, the no-nonsense litigator who was among President Obama's first wave of political appointees in 2009, is stepping down as U.S. attorney for Western Washington. In her tenure, she helped Attorney General Eric Holder shape the nation's response to cybercrime and terrorism, which her prosecutors put to practice in cases ranging from foiling a plot for a Fort Hood-style terrorist attack at a Seattle military processing center to indicting and extraditing the son of a member of the Russian parliament for allegedly stealing millions of credit-card numbers.