Posted inPolicy Topics

U.S. Senate Republicans use chamber’s undemocratic sixty-vote threshold to deny railroad workers sick leave they need

Sen­ate Repub­li­cans used the cham­ber’s unde­mo­c­ra­t­ic six­ty vote thresh­old to nix a con­cur­rent res­o­lu­tion in Con­gress to require paid sick leave for rail­road work­ers. Demo­c­ra­t­ic and inde­pen­dent sen­a­tors vot­ed for it, but most Repub­li­cans with­held their votes.

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

Washington State Senate Democrats announce leadership changes, committee assignments for 2023 legislative session

Fresh of an out­stand­ing midterm elec­tion cycle in which every front­line Demo­c­ra­t­ic sen­a­tor’s reelec­tion was secured, the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate Democ­rats on Decem­ber 1st announced a set of lead­er­ship changes for the 2023 ses­sion along with the cau­cus’ com­plete com­mit­tee assignments.