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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 13th-17th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmations of David Estudillo and Angel Kelley to be U.S. District Court Judges in Washington and Massachusetts.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 23rd-27th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House approval of reconciliation rules for the American Jobs & Families Plan, along with passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 9th-13th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate passage of the Invest in America Act (as altered by bipartisan negotiations) and a reconciliation instructions bill to allow a $3.5 trillion investment plan in jobs and families to move forward.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 2nd-6th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to serve as the Homeland Security Department's director of citizenship and immigration services and passage of several amendments to the Invest in America Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill currently under consideration in the Senate.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 26th-30th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act to fund the Capitol Police, along with a key vote on infrastructure in the Senate and House passage of several crucial appropriations bills.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 24th-28th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of Kristen Clarke and Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the filibuster of the bill to create a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol, and a semifinal vote on the Endless Frontier Act.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 17th-21st)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act and Senate nullification of another Trump regime rule that was hostile to workers.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 10th-14th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of two major bills (the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act) plus Senate nullification of a Trump banking rule.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 26th-30th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate passage of a resolution to restore EPA's ability to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry along with a water infrastructure funding bill. Several Biden nominees were also confirmed.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 19th-23rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a D.C. statehood bill (H.R. 51) and Senate passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 12th-16th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Senate confirmation of Wendy R. Sherman to the State Department and Gary Gensler as SEC Chair.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 22nd-26th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate passage of a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program and the confirmation of several Biden nominees, including Martin Walsh as Secretary of Labor.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 15th-19th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House renewal of the Violence Against Women Act and Senate confirmation of Deb Haaland and Xavier Becerra to Cabinet positions, along with House passage of legislation to protect Dreamers and new Americans.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 8th-12th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the House's final passage of the American Rescue Plan and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees, as well as House approval of labor rights and gun responsibility bills.
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