Jonathan Brunt / The Spokesman-Review

Nearly all the Idaho and Washington members of the U.S. House of Representatives backed legislation approved in a surprise vote Saturday to keep the federal government open another 45 days.

Among Republicans, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, Central Washington's Rep. Dan Newhouse, and Rep. Mike Simpson, who represents southeastern Idaho, voted yes.


Republican Russ Fulcher, who represents North Idaho, was the only member of Washington's or Idaho's delegation to oppose it.

"Throughout this entire process, I have supported efforts to keep the government funded, control spending, and end chaos at the Southern Border. Unfortunately, the most recent Continuing Resolution does not address these pressing matters my constituents want addressed. Therefore, I opposed this final Continuing Resolution," Fulcher posted on X.

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