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  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish: Internship Wrap-Up

    Way back in late May, I started interning here at POPVOX. It’s hard to believe it, but a whirlwind of 10 weeks has passed, and I’ll be heading home soon. To commemorate a fantastic summer, I’ve put together a list of the top ten things I learned. 1. Navigating the Capitol got easier. Throwback to…

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  • What’s going on with gun control legislation this year?

    The nation was struck by tragedy in the early morning hours of June 12, when a gunman in Orlando opened fire in a gay nightclub, killing 49 people and then committing suicide. Almost unimaginably, that was only the beginning of shocking events, as the days that followed brought the killing of Philando Castile and Alton Stirling…

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  • Bill Mentions: Congress to Conference on Defense Bill

    Congress is "going to conference" on the on annual defense authorization bill: That means House Democrats and Republicans will appoint a few members as "conferees"; Senate Democrats and Republicans will do the same. The conferees will meet to hammer out differences between what passed the House and what passed the Senate, to reach one combined version…

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    ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Gun Legislation

    This week the country grappled with the tragedy in Orlando, Fla. Fifty people died and 53 more were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in the city. The mass shooting was both the largest non-military massacre and deadliest attack on the LGBT community in U.S. history. The city of Orlando has released…

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  • BILL MENTIONS: #TheHillTechForum

    On June 16, The Hill hosted a talk titled “The Democratization of Technology: A Discussion on the Accessibility of Innovation.” The conversation centered on open data, the implications and opportunities for innovation by — and collaboration between — the public and private sectors. Watch the event here. Bill Mentions at #TheHillTechForum: Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2], founder…

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