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The Washington Post
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) provides climate costs talking points
Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray discuss their initial meeting at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 17, 2013 in Washington.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Washington lawmaker kicks off Republicans' "War for Women"
With polls giving an advantage to Democrats among female voters, House Republicans are launching what they call a "War for Women" with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., taking centerstage.
Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank
Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.
Inslee seeks support for more fire money
Gov. Jay Inslee and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark are asking Washington state's congressional delegation for their support in seeking additional money that could be used for fighting wildfires.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave
Jeannine Sato of North Carolina didn't have paid leave, but figured she'd be covered for unpaid maternity leave under federal law when she had her first child.
Airline Trade Groups File Lawsuit Against TSA to Protect Customers from Higher Taxes
The petition asserts that the TSA is improperly collecting fees by both exceeding a per-passenger limit and collecting taxes for trips that originate overseas.
Las Vegas Herald
Reid VA hospital failing to fill promise
From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., hold a news conference after their effort to proceed on the Protect Womens Health From Corporate Interference Act, was thwarted, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Delay on carbon rule could cost billions
Failing to adequately reduce the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change could cost the U.S. economy $150 billion a year, said an analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Tuesday.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Senators: Obama must be consistent on pot
Mike Boyd shows off the marijuana he bought after being the first in line to legally purchase it at Spokane Green Leaf on July 8 in Spokane.
Delay dealing with climate change and it will cost us - big time
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Oil and coal companies have delivered dire but non-specific warnings about the costs of such measures as reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and raising mileage standards for new SUV's.
Senate panel brings climate debate into budget talks
The climate change debate found a new arena on Tuesday: The Senate Budget Committee.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Inversions?
How do you catch a tax and pin it down? Can governments make corporations " stay and listen to all they say ?" Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his Washington Post op-ed called on Congress to immediately stop corporations from lowering taxes by incorporating overseas.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Expects Export-Import Bank to Be Reauthorized
When Congress returns from its August recess in early September, members will have just a few legislative days to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the entity responsible for providing loans to American businesses to help them sell their products around the globe.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Colorado, Washington senators seek uniform US guidelines on recreational pot
Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.
The Wichita Eagle
Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA
House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care.
The "Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act" Would Help,...
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit does not work for low-income families. It fails on three counts - the credit is nonrefundable, covers only a portion of expenses, and comes long after expenses have been incurred.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Collins working to improve oil-train safety
Women attend a church service in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, on the first anniversary of a train derailment that killed 47 people.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
USDA will continue to use Paterson field
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving forward with proposed changes at its Prosser Agricultural Research Service lab, but expects to keep using the research acreage.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
O'Brien: Three ideas from Paul Ryan's plan liberals will love
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is pursued by reporters on the morning after a budget deal was worked out between Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
TSA's new tax on air travelers doesn't fly
Air travel just got more expensive. Beginning this week, the basic tax consumers pay to the Transportation Security Administration rose for all air travelers.