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Why the DC Voting Rights bill may turn out to be HUGE for Oregon

Today, the U.S. Senate voted 61-37 to pass a bill that will expand the size of the House of Representatives from 435 members to 437 members. The House will take up the bill next week, but it's expected to easily pass there (as it has in previous years.) Why two new seats? Well, one of the seats, #437, will be guaranteed to the District of Columbia, providing some measure of congressional representation to its residents.
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D.C. Voting Right Act Achieves Cloture In Senate

US Politics / Liberal : Open Left (6 years ago)

The D.C. Voting Rights Act has passed through cloture in the Senate, 62-34. It is now a certainty to pass into law. The act grants D.C. a full voting member in the House of Representatives, a seat which will be held by a Democrat fo... Read Post

Senate revenue vote at 4 p.m. Do we have the votes? Watch it live.

US Politics / Liberal : BlueOregon (5 years ago)

At 4 p.m. today, the State Senate will take up the two bills passed by the House yesterday to fill some of the revenue hole in Oregon's budget - and begin restoring progressivity to Oregon's tax system. The bill is expected to pass ... Read Post

Why the D.C. voting rights bill was defeated

US Politics / Liberal : Open Left (5 years ago)

A bill that would have given the District of Columbia a full voting member of the House of Representatives, and permanently expanded the size of the House by two seats to 437 (the second seat would have gone to Utah, which was next ... Read Post


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