In the News

Washington's U.S. House delegation votes along party lines on Republican tax bill

Washington's congressional delegation split along party lines in Tuesday's House vote on the Republican tax bill, with Republicans supporting the tax-cutting measure and Democrats voting no

f t # e
Seattle, Washington , December 19, 2017 | comments

Washington’s congressional delegation split predictably along partisan lines in Tuesday’s 227-203 vote to approve the Republican tax bill.

Voting yes were all the state’s Republican representatives: Dave Reichert, R-Auburn; Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane; Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside; and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver. Nationally, a dozen Republicans broke with the GOP to oppose the measure.

No House Democrat voted for the bill, including all six from Washington state: Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle; Rick Larsen, D-Everett; Adam Smith, D-Bellevue; Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor; Denny Heck, D-Olympia; and Suzan DelBene, D-Medina.
The measure passed the Senate Tuesday night on a party-line 51-48 vote, with Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell voting no.

Click here to read the whole story

f t # e