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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included approval of a waiver to allow General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense and Austin's confirmation, along with that of Avril Haines to be Director of National Intelligence.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Joe Biden and the Salish Sea: Will cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline mean Alberta’s bitumen crude oil is headed to our waters?

Excerpt: Progressives will need to back the forty-sixth president, but make sure he will have our backs when it comes to safeguarding shared waters of the Salish Sea.  Our worries should be heard and considered at the highest level.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Incoming Biden-Harris team signals it will avoid repeating many of Obama’s missteps

Excerpt: At this incredibly fraught and perilous moment in American history, we don't just need steady, compassionate governance -- we need savvy, capable leadership with a respect and appreciation for history and a willingness to learn from it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Open Government, Public Service
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted on Donald Trump’s removal

Excerpt: How did United States Representatives from the Pacific Northwest vote on two resolutions seeking Donald Trump's removal? Find out in this edition of Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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NPI again urges Washington State Legislature to embrace equity with a capital gains tax

Excerpt: Voters in Washington State have told the Northwest Progressive Institute they support a capital gains tax on the wealthy for six years running. It's time to act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI calls on Pacific Northwest congressional delegation to impeach Donald Trump — again

Excerpt: Read a letter from the leadership of the Northwest Progressive Institute to the region's members of Congress urging them to impeach Donald Trump for a second time.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Progressive champion Representative Pramila Jayapal has tested positive for COVID-19

Excerpt: Sad news to share: our own Representative Pramila Jayapal says that she has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Read her full statement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2021 legislative session begins in Olympia with a series of defeats for pro-Trump forces

Excerpt: After months of planning and preparation, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate gaveled their respective chambers to order and promptly proceeded to adopt rules providing for the first ever mostly remote legislative session
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included adoption of House rules for the 117th Congress and the defeat of two objections to the counting of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Electoral College votes.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Dec. 28th-Jan. 1st, 2021)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the CASH Act and House and Senate repassage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which will now be implemented because each chamber mustered the two-thirds threshold needed to override Trump's veto.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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U.S. Senate overrides Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

Excerpt: The 2020 incarnation of the appropriations bill that funds the United States military will become law without Donald Trump's signature after more than two-thirds of the U.S. Senate voted for its implementation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense
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Cascadia could gain four Senate committee chairs if Democrats win Georgia runoffs next Tuesday: The stakes and the players

Excerpt: If Democrats flip Georgia's two Senate seats, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Ron Wyden, and Jon Tester could all end up running important U.S. Senate committees.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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U.S. House overrides Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

Excerpt: “With this overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the House has upheld our sacred Constitutional responsibility to keep our country and our people safe," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. House resoundingly adopts CASH Act to boost COVID-19 recovery payments to $2,000

Excerpt: The legislation earned the near unanimous support of the Democratic caucus. Democrats were joined by forty-four Republicans, including Washington State's Jaime Herrera Beutler and Oregon's Greg Walden.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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