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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.

Category Archives: Series & Special Reports

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 10th-14th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and Senate confirmation of Gabriel Sanchez to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 3rd-7th)

Excerpt: The week's only major vote was Senate confirmation of Anne Witkowsky to serve as the State Department's assistant secretary for conflict and stabilization operations.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 13th-17th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of legislation to raise the debt ceiling, a House contempt referral to the Justice Department concerning Mark Meadows, and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees, including two to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 6th-10th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, House passage of the Protecting our Democracy Act and 2022 NDAA, and Senate confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel to be FCC Chair.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Nov 30th-Dec 3rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of the Further Extending Government Funding Act, Senate confirmation of a Biden Treasury nominee, and House passage of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act.
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East Link from the air, part two: Get a bird’s eye view of station construction in Redmond

Excerpt: This second part of NPI's East Link from the air project focuses on NPI's hometown of Redmond, with two additional galleries of photos showcasing Sound Transit's forthcoming light rail extension linking Seattle to Redmond via Bellevue and Mercer Island.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 15th-19th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Build Back Better Act and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees, including Chuck Sams, the first Native American to lead the National Park Service.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 1st-5th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Protect Older Job Applicants Act and designations of land for several tribes and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees. The Senate also considered the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, but it did not advance due to Republican opposition.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 25th-29th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act and PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act along with Senate confirmation of a dozen Biden executive and judicial nominees.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a motion to find Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and Senate confirmation of several Biden executive and judicial nominees, including one for the federal bench in Washington State.
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East Link from the air: Get a bird’s eye view of Sound Transit’s new Line 2 light rail stations

Excerpt: This visually stunning special project, with eleven galleries of photos, showcases Sound Transit's forthcoming light rail extension linking Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond across Lake Washington.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Surface Transportation Extension Act, a Senate vote on raising the debt ceiling, and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 27th-30th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, a stopgap federal government funding bill, plus House passage of the Women's Health Protection Act and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open as well as the 2021 version of the National Defense Authorization Act and Senate confirmation of several Biden judicial and executive nominees.
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