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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 27th-31st)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of two bills to help childcare providers and Senate confirmation of Derek Tai-Ching Kan to the OMB.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act and House/Senate passage of a major military appropriations bill.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 29th-July 3rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill and Patient Protection Act expansion plus the Senate's failure to endorse a total withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest embraces mandatory mask directives

Excerpt: As British Columbia makes additional moves to reopen its economy, Washington has mandated the wearing of masks in public and Oregon has completed a special legislative session focusing on COVID-19 and police reform.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 22nd-26th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and a D.C. statehood bill, along with the failure of a Senate Republican policing reform proposal.
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The Pandemic is Personal: Jef­frey Robin­son on celebrating PRIDE during COVID-19

Excerpt: An LGBTQ+ Democratic Party leader shares his views on the importance and meaning of PRIDE during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Jef­frey Robin­son
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 15th-19th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included passage of a landmark public lands funding bill and the confirmation of one of Mitch McConnell's protege to the D.C. Circuit Court.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 8th-12th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the advancement of a major public lands funding bill and the confirmation of Charles Brown as U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 1st-5th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of Trump appointees to head the Voice of America and a new position, inspector general of COVID-19 relief funds.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 25th-29th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a bill to patch the Paycheck Protection Program and transmission of a five-year extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to conference with the Senate.
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Let’s think + act beyond presidential politics to build a progressive agenda for America

Excerpt: In this thoughtful longread, MLK County Democratic Chair Shasti Conrad outlines a path forward for progressive activists and movement leaders following the suspension of the Sanders and Warren campaigns.
Written by:Shasti Conrad
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the Mitch McConnell engineered confirmations of Trump nominees John Ratcliffe (to be DNI) and James Trainor (to the FEC).
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 11th-15th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House approval of the HEROES Act (a coronavirus relief package) and Senate approval of a flawed domestic surveillance reauthorization bill.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of the director of the NCSC as well as the failure of an attempt to override Donald Trump's veto of a resolution to reassert Congress' power to declare war.
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