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

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act and Recovering America's Wildlife Act along with Senate passage of the Honoring our Pact Act.
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 2nd-6th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of three Biden nominees and the passage of multiple Republican-sponsored motions to instruct conferees on the negotiations for the America Competes Act.
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Vladimir Putin affirms intent to continue waging his murderous war in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This April 13th update discusses Vladimir Putin's recent comments at the Vostochny Cosmodrome and the strategic withdrawal of Russian forces away from the capital of Kyiv.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court and House passage of a resolution holding two Trump aides in contempt of Congress.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 28th – April 1st)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Affordable Insulin Now Act (H.R. 6833) and Senate passage of the tech and manufacturing-focused America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521).
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 21st — 25th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of Alison Nathan to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, along with confirmation of over half a dozen district court judge nominees.
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It’s been one month since Putin escalated his murderous invasion of Ukraine. Can its defenders repel Russia’s attacks?

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 24th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 14th-18th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act and Senate confirmation of Shalanda Young to be OMB Director, along with the approvals of two Biden judicial nominees to sit on the federal district court bench in California.
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Attack on Kyiv remains stalled, but other cities are suffering under Russian occupation

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 13th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (March 7th-11th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included congressional passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2471), Senate passage of the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076), and House passage of the Suspending Energy Imports From Russia Act (H.R. 6968).
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Ukrainian forces continue to grimly repel Vladimir Putin’s invaders as war drags on

Excerpt: This March 6th update discusses recent events in Ukraine, which had been under attack by Vladimir Putin Moscow-based regime for a week and a half as of press time.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 28th-March 4th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act and Honoring Our PACT Act along with Senate passage of two Republican-backed resolutions to sabotage America's response to COVID-19.
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War rages on in Ukraine as its patriotic defenders struggle to repel Russian invaders

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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