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Tag Archives: Legislative Leadership Elections

A Pyrrhic victory for Kevin McCarthy: He has finally won… the worst job in U.S. politics

Excerpt: McCarthy will be the weakest Speaker of the House in memory. He'll wield little real power and will likely lurch from crisis to crisis as he struggles to hold together a narrow majority full of people who don't like each other and don't trust each other.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Top Republican Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker fails on first day of 118th Congress

Excerpt: McCarthy came up short three times, a sign that Republican have brought chaos rather than control to the House. The defection of twenty far-right Republicans not only blocked McCarthy from the Speaker’s chair but prevented the House from organizing.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Senator Patty Murray sworn in as the first woman U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore

Excerpt: Washington's senior U.S. Senator has begun her sixth term. She's also assuming two new important responsibilities: U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore and Appropriations Chair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate Democrats announce leadership changes, committee assignments for 2023 legislative session

Excerpt: Fresh of an outstanding midterm election cycle in which every frontline Democratic senator's reelection was secured, the Washington State Senate Democrats on December 1st announced a set of leadership changes for the 2023 session along with the caucus' complete committee assignments. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Fitzgibbon elected Majority Leader of the Washington State House of Representatives

Excerpt: “I want to thank my colleagues for their continued trust and confidence in me," said Fitzgibbon. "More than ever, our caucus is reflective of the many diverse communities that make up this great state, and that ultimately makes the work we do better.”
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrats settle score with Tim Sheldon by electing Pam Roach as President Pro Tem

Excerpt: Wash­ing­ton State’s Sen­ate Demo­c­ra­t­ic cau­cus made the most of an oppor­tu­ni­ty to hold Tim Shel­don account­able for his treach­ery at the end of 2012 by join­ing forces this after­noon with mil­i­tant Repub­li­cans Don Ben­ton and Pam Roach to elect the rene­gade Roach as Pres­i­dent Pro Tem of the Wash­ing­ton State Senate. Shel­don had expect­ed the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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