Congress http://kuow.org en U.S. Legislators Show Progress In Washington, D.C. http://kuow.org/post/us-legislators-show-progress-washington-dc <p>Steve Scher talks with Andrea Seabrook, founder of <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/"><em>DecodeDC</em></a>, about how the so-called lame-duck Congress may be turning over a new leaf. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:38:40 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 30693 at http://kuow.org U.S. Legislators Show Progress In Washington, D.C. Ten-Term Congressman Doc Hastings Announces Retirement http://kuow.org/post/ten-term-congressman-doc-hastings-announces-retirement <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021314AK_Hastings.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After two decades as south central Washington’s congressman, Republican Doc Hastings announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of the year.</span><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:00:19 +0000 Anna King 28804 at http://kuow.org Ten-Term Congressman Doc Hastings Announces Retirement House Panel Weighs Ethics Complaint Against McMorris-Rodgers http://kuow.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ethics-complaint-against-mcmorris-rodgers <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Andrea Seabrook of <em><a href="http://www.decodedc.com/">DecodeDC</a></em> about a possible ethics investigation surrounding Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Spokane. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:27:48 +0000 Marcie Sillman 28619 at http://kuow.org House Panel Weighs Ethics Complaint Against McMorris-Rodgers Revisiting The Last State Of The Union http://kuow.org/post/revisiting-last-state-union <p>David Hyde talks with David Gergen, former presidential advisor, CNN political analyst and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, about President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address and whether he met his goals for 2013. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:03:24 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 27790 at http://kuow.org Revisiting The Last State Of The Union Looking Ahead: Congress Convenes For The New Year http://kuow.org/post/looking-ahead-congress-convenes-new-year <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/" target="_blank"><em>DecodeDC</em>'s</a> Andrea Seabrook about the new session of Congress and the future of long-term unemployment benefits, budget deals, immigration and partisan platforms.&nbsp; Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:50:36 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 26609 at http://kuow.org Looking Ahead: Congress Convenes For The New Year With Budget Deal In Hand, Has Congress Turned A Corner? http://kuow.org/post/budget-deal-hand-has-congress-turned-corner <p>David Hyde talks with Andrea Seabrook&nbsp;of&nbsp; <em>DecodeDC</em> about the budget compromise in Washington, D.C. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:10:00 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 25437 at http://kuow.org With Budget Deal In Hand, Has Congress Turned A Corner? Congress Is Back With A 'To-Do-Nothing List' http://kuow.org/post/congress-back-do-nothing-list <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jim McTague, Washington D.C. editor at Barron's, about the December Congressional session and what he calls a "to-do-nothing list." Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:00:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 24764 at http://kuow.org Congress Is Back With A 'To-Do-Nothing List' Republicans In Congress Looking Toward 2014 http://kuow.org/post/republicans-congress-looking-toward-2014 <p>Ross Reynolds discusses the latest news out of Congress with Andrea Seabrook, host of <em><a href="http://www.decodedc.com/">DecodeDC </a></em>and former NPR congressional reporter. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:06:56 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 24054 at http://kuow.org Immigration Reform Resurfaces And Splits The Republican Party http://kuow.org/post/immigration-reform-resurfaces-and-splits-republican-party <p>Marcie Sillman interviews Andrea Seabrook of <em>DecodeDC</em> about the immigration reform legislation that a conservative lobbying coalition is hoping to bring to the House floor. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:05:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 22806 at http://kuow.org Immigration Reform Resurfaces And Splits The Republican Party Tom Foley, Former House Speaker, Dies At 84 http://kuow.org/post/tom-foley-former-house-speaker-dies-84 <p>Tom Foley, a Spokane Democrat who rose to become speaker of the House in 1989, died Friday morning at his current home in Washington, DC.&nbsp;He was 84.&nbsp;</p><p>His wife Heather Foley &nbsp;told the Associated Press her husband died of complications from strokes. Foley had been in hospice care in the nation's capital for the past six months.</p><p>Foley left Congress in 1994, when Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Foley was the first House speaker to be defeated in his home district since the Civil War.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:24:21 +0000 Austin Jenkins 22279 at http://kuow.org Tom Foley, Former House Speaker, Dies At 84 Sen. Patty Murray On The Plan To End The Shutdown http://kuow.org/post/sen-patty-murray-plan-end-shutdown <p>Today, with mere hours left before the US&#39; borrowing authority expires, the Senate released a plan that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7. House Speaker John Boehner has said the House will not block the Senate&#39;s deal.</p><p>It is expected to pass in both chambers, with the House voting second.. A few hours after the Senate formally introduced their plan, Ross Reynolds talked with Washington Senator Patty Murray. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:16:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds 22177 at http://kuow.org Sen. Patty Murray On The Plan To End The Shutdown Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Re-Opening Federal Government http://kuow.org/post/senate-leaders-reach-deal-re-opening-federal-government <p>The partial government shutdown is now in its 16th day, but it <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/us/congress-budget-debate.html">appears to coming to an end</a>. Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement to re-open the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling.</p><p>The deal calls for the government to be funded through January 15, and to raise the debt ceiling until February 7. Jennifer Steinhauer is a reporter for The New York Times. She speaks with Ross Reynolds about the new developments. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:51:14 +0000 Ross Reynolds 22174 at http://kuow.org Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Re-Opening Federal Government Rep. McDermott Compares House To Mental Institution http://kuow.org/post/rep-mcdermott-compares-house-mental-institution-0 <p>There are more than whispers of a deal to end the shutdown today. Both the Senate and the House are working on proposals. Whether or not they will pass, however, is another question. Marcie Sillman talks with Representative Jim McDermott, D-Wash., about the politics inside Congress. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:18:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22087 at http://kuow.org Rep. McDermott Compares House To Mental Institution Seattle Mayor's Race Debate, And A Possible Compromise For Shutdown http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mayors-race-debate-and-possible-compromise-shutdown <p>It&rsquo;s Friday &mdash; time to talk over the week&#39;s news&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni</a><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">&nbsp;Balter</a>&nbsp;of the Seattle Times, Crosscut&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute&nbsp;</a><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Berger</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>&nbsp;of The Stranger.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle incumbent mayor Mike McGinn and challenger state Senator Ed Murray met in their first televised debate this week. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our panel weighs in on the candidate&#39;s performance and the latest polling. Word of a compromise is heard from Washington, D.C., as the partial government shutdown continues into a second week. Where does the Washington state delegation stand? Plus,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.livewireradio.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Live Wire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;host Luke Burbank dials in from Chicago.</span> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:48:48 +0000 Steve Scher 21944 at http://kuow.org What's Driving The Agenda in Washington, D.C.? http://kuow.org/post/whats-driving-agenda-washington-dc <div><p>From de-funding Obamacare to deep cuts to food stamps, the House of Representatives is full of big ideas that are likely going nowhere politically with Democrats who control the Senate and the White House. How then do they get so much attention? David Hyde talks with Andrea Seabrook of <a href="http://www.decodedc.com/">DecodeDC</a>. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:28:31 +0000 David Hyde 20911 at http://kuow.org What's Driving The Agenda in Washington, D.C.?