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Category Archives: Legislative Advocacy

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.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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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.
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The Senate Republicans are responsible for the Sound Transit taxes they say are unfair

Excerpt: Steve O'Ban and Mike Padden, among other Senate Republicans, have been attacking Sound Transit for years over vehicle fees. But they are actually responsible for the adoption of the vehicle valuation schedule they say is unfair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 29th-August 2nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the approval of a two-year budget deal, the failure to override a veto on Saudi Arabia arm sales, and the confirmation of Kelly Craft to the U.N.
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House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 22nd-26th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the adoption of a resolution opposing the BDS movement and final approval of permanent relief for September 11th first responders.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 15th-19th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included condemning Trump's racist comments, increasing the federal minimum wage, and passing an intelligence budget for FY 2020.
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U.S. House votes to condemn Donald Trump’s bigoted, racist, appalling “go back” tweets

Excerpt: Donald Trump's racism has been called out and rebuked by a bipartisan majority of the United States House of Representatives. It's a start.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 8th-12th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a military budget (the NDAA), new rules for allocating green cards, and taking care of September 11th first responders.
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Another Tim Eyman scam bites the dust: I‑1648 fails to qualify for the November ballot

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman was forced to admit failure yet again as his scheme to overturn the Legislature's 2019 revenue reforms met its demise in Olympia at the Secretary of State's Elections Annex on Union Street.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 24th-28th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included legislation to protect U.S. elections against attack and an emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis on the southwest border.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 17th-21st)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
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VICTORY! Cap and invest bill clears Oregon State House of Representatives

Excerpt: By a vote of thirty-six to twenty-four, lawmakers in Oregon's more populous legislative chamber advanced House Bill 2020, a landmark climate justice bill.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 10th-14th)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
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