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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

Idaho Republican Jim Risch reportedly fell asleep today during Trump’s removal trial

Excerpt: The Washington Post reported today that U.S. Senator Jim Risch of Idaho fell asleep during the first day of proceedings in the trial to remove Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 13th-17th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the transmission of impeachment articles/appointment of trial managers and ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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More than two in three Washingtonians favor banning single use plastic bags, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: In a survey conducted last autumn by Public Policy Polling for NPI, voters enthusiastically endorsed Senator Mona Das' Senate Bill 5323, which would implement a statewide plastic bag ban, by a margin of more than two to one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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New State Representative Alex Ramel talks to NPI about his priorities for the 2020 session

Excerpt: The newest addition to the Washington State Legislature from the 40th District wants to tackle affordable housing and climate justice in the 2020 short session.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 6th-10th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a House resolution requiring the Trump regime to obtain advance congressional authorization prior to attacking Iran and Senate approval of a nominee to lead the Small Business Administration.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Jay Inslee zings Eyman after Tim interrupts Q&A: “Please leave the chair when you leave”

Excerpt: The Governor got the better of Tim Eyman during a confrontation that Eyman tried to instigate at the 2020 Associated Press Legislative Preview.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Diverting sales tax revenue from vehicle sales will not get us beyond I‑976, Republicans

Excerpt: Curtis King and his colleagues are nonsensically proposing to backfill lost vehicle fee revenue with another revenue source that I-976 targeted for repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 16th-20th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate approval of the 2019 NDAA, House approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and a package of eight appropriations bills.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Yesterday In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. Representatives voted on impeachment

Excerpt: Once more for the record, here's how every member of the United States House of Representatives from the Pacific Northwest voted on impeachment.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 9th-13th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the 2019 NDAA, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a modest package of climate justice action bills, and several nominations.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a stopgap budget authorization bill, a measure to reduce violence in the workplace, and the defeat of a Rand Paul scheme to divert money to infrastructure projects.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 12th-15th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included executive and judicial nominations (in the Senate) and a bill to reauthorize and rename the Export-Import Bank (in the House).
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 28th-31st)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the adoption of rules for proceeding with the Trump impeachment inquiry and an unsuccessful attempt to block states from allowing the sale of junk health insurance plans.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 23rd-27th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a stopgap budget bill, another pair of votes opposing Trump's fake emergency declaration, and in the House, legislation to protect migrant families.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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