News Releases

Year

2012

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Washington
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

Washington legislature legalizes same-sex marriage
Feb. 28, 2012, 8:38 a.m.

<span style="line-height: 100%;">Legislators describe the difficulties of choosing sides in contentious and emotionally-charged debate.&nbsp;</span>

2011

Response from major parties following 'SuperCommittee' failure
Nov. 29, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

The inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee',&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/blog/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-misses-deadline/" target="_blank">to come to an agreement</a>&nbsp;to reduce the United States'&nbsp;government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant&nbsp;response by both Democrats and Republicans.&nbsp;

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 1:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction&nbsp;was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...