Commentary/Op-ed

Baumgartner disappointed by U.S. Air Force tanker decision The U.S. Air Force announced its decision today to site the main operating base for its new Boeing KC-46A air refueling tankers at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, rather than eastern Washington’s Fairchild Air Force Base. Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, who represents the district in which Fairchild resides, issued... Read More...
Baumgartner: Higher Ed Funding Needs Constitutional Protections Commentary by Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said: “Higher education can’t be a luxury -– it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.”Former President George W. Bush said, “Education is how to make sure... Read More...