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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

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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.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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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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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 1st-6th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the For the People Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, along with Senate passage of the Biden-Harris American Rescue Plan.
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Flashback: Six years ago, The Seattle Times was all for a capital gains tax on the wealthy

Excerpt: In this installment of the Cascadia Advocate's long running series, the 2015 Seattle Times editorial board debunks the 2021 board's position on taxing capital gains at the state level.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 22nd-27th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the American Rescue Plan and Senate confirmation of three Biden Cabinet nominees: Jennifer Granholm, Tom Vilsack, Linda Taylor-Greenfield.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 8th-13th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the Senate's failure to convict Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection against the United States and confirmation of Denis McDonough to head the VA.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 1st-5th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of apprenticeships legislation, Senate confirmation of several Biden Cabinet nominees, and disciplinary action in the House against Marjorie Taylor Greene.
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