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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

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).
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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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.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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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.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a resolution to establish a committee to oversee trillions of dollars in COVID-19 response funding and the fourth coronavirus aid package (H.R. 266).
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 23rd-27th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes consisted of House and Senate passage of the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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U.S. Senate unanimously adopts gargantuan $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

Excerpt: The legislation now goes to the United States House of Representatives for further consideration. It is backed by Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 16th-20th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate approval of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the rejection of several amendments to the Act.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 9th-14th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House approval of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Senate disapproval of a Betsy DeVos rule on student loan forgiveness.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2020 Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die after upping COVID-19 response

Excerpt: Lawmakers are heading home from Olympia after concluding a sixty day, even-numbered year regular session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 2nd-6th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate approval of an emergency coronavirus response package and House passage of a bill to add airport security workers to the civil service.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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VICTORY! Comprehensive sexual health education bill is enroute to Governor Inslee

Excerpt: Progress is possible, and Democrats in the Washington State Legislature have proved it by getting a bill to require CSHE across the finish line.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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