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Tag Archives: Roll Call Votes

U.S. Senate joins House in voting to terminate Donald Trump’s fake emergency declaration

Excerpt: By a vote of fifty-nine to forty-one, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate concurred that Donald Trump's fake national emergency declaration should be terminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate passes Republicans’ school levy swipe scheme on a party-line vote

Excerpt: Thanks to the arrival of newly-minted Senator Shelley Short (R-7th District; northeast Washington) and the return of Doug Ericksen from the District of Columbia, Republicans in the Washington State Senate were today able to pass the school levy swipe scheme they introduced late last week with no votes to spare. Substitute Senate Bill 5607, concerning […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy
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Washington State House passes Voting Rights Act (again) on a party-line vote

Excerpt: A revised version of the Washington Voting Rights Act, championed by Representative Luis Moscoso (D-1st District: Bothell, Kirkland, Mill Creek), today passed out of the Washington State House of Representatives without a single vote to spare, thanks to Republicans’ refusal to provide a single vote in support. (Democrats currently have a bare majority of fifty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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U.S. Senate passes $1.1 trillion, giveaway-stuffed “cromnibus” bill in late night vote

Excerpt: Earlier this evening, following in the footsteps of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate passed the massive appropriations bill that has become known as the CRomnibus, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama, who is prepared to sign it without delay. The final vote was fifty-six to forty; four senators did not vote. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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U.S. House passes massive appropriations bill laden with gifts for Wall Street and K Street

Excerpt: A short time ago, the United States House of Representatives narrowly voted to pass a mammoth-sized, Republican-engineered appropriations bill loaded with goodies and gifts for Wall Street and K Street. Nicknamed the CRominbus (continuing resolution + omnibus appropriations bill), it would keep most of the federal government open till September, but at an unacceptably high […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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