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.
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
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