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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 (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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 25th-29th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury and the defeat of a Rand Paul gambit to nix Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included approval of a waiver to allow General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense and Austin's confirmation, along with that of Avril Haines to be Director of National Intelligence.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted on Donald Trump’s removal

Excerpt: How did United States Representatives from the Pacific Northwest vote on two resolutions seeking Donald Trump's removal? Find out in this edition of Last Week In Congress.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included adoption of House rules for the 117th Congress and the defeat of two objections to the counting of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Electoral College votes.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Dec. 28th-Jan. 1st, 2021)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the CASH Act and House and Senate repassage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which will now be implemented because each chamber mustered the two-thirds threshold needed to override Trump's veto.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 21st-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes were both in support of a combined end-of-the-year COVID-19 relief package and omnibus appropriations bill that Donald Trump has threatened not to sign.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 7th-11th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act along with a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open for another week.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Nov. 30th — Dec. 4th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a groundbreaking bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level and Senate adoption of legislation to help people diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 16th-20th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a bill that would authorize several billion dollars to expand federally funded apprenticeship programs and Senate confirmation of Stephen Vaden to be a U.S. Trade Judge.
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