Huffman opposes, but will uphold
WASHINGTON — A report by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party’s drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016.
WASHINGTON — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-minded Republicans suddenly turn into allies and Democrats aligned with organized labor can become outspoken foes.
Senator hopes policy changes will prompt return of manufacturers
Legislature will consider large funding requests, privacy issues
WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses.
WASHINGTON — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman.
Initiative will face mixed opposition
Senator eyed to head most powerful committee
The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) recognized Congressman Greg Walden (R- Ore. 2nd District) by presenting him the 2013 Friend of Agricultural Economics Award for his employment of economics to policy issues involving agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition topics.
Klickitat County residents were nearly evenly split on whether to make it easier to collect signatures and pass initiative and referendum measure, approving it by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin.
Northwest election roundup.
Bond wins 60 percent support
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people great and small.
It is too late to mail ballots for the Nov. 5 special election, but there is still plenty of time to drop them off at the Wasco County Courthouse.
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