POPVOX Gavel Down Closing out the Week in Congress Jan 16-20, 2017

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Jan. 16-20, 2017)

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Another chaotic and jam-packed week on the Hill… Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence were sworn in as President and Vice President, respectively. Trump Administration kicked off with an executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act. Senate stayed late on Friday to approve first two Trump nominees and begin the process for a third. Senate … Continued


Be Informed, Not Intimidated

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The Hill is intimidating. It feels inaccessible, mysterious and I often forget that the politicians who work there answer to the people. While that sometimes doesn’t feel to be the case, the foundation is important because it means that the physical buildings on the Hill are open to everyone. You can march straight up to … Continued


Confirmation Hearing Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce President Trump

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Wilbur Ross, nominee for Secretary of Commerce

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This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.     On Wednesday, January 18, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for … Continued


Confirmation Hearing Rick Perry Secretary of Energy Nominee President Trump

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy nominee

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This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, January 19, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary … Continued


CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Scott Pruitt, nominee for EPA Administrator

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This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, January 18th, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a confirmation hearing for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee … Continued


Getting Involved: Internship Wrap-up

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Although I grew up in the D.C. metropolitan area and I’ve always been interested in government, there’s a seemingly infinite sum of things that I didn’t understand or pay enough attention to until I came to the Capitol and experienced them myself. The first? Government is working very hard, full-time. We’re all used to hearing … Continued