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    Q & A: Why am I hearing about coal miner benefits?

    Why am I hearing about coal miner benefits? There was a lot of talk during the 2015 end-of-year funding debate about coal miner health benefits. Congress extended the Miners Protection Act through April 28 — authorizing temporary health care and retirement benefits for miners with at least 20 years of experience (impacting approximately 20,000 retired coal miners). While Congress…

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    First 100 Days of the 115th Congress

    First 100 days…You’re hearing a lot about President Trump’s first 100 days, but here at POPVOX, we’re all about Congress and legislation. Whether you’ve been too busy to pay attention or perhaps you got lost in all the developments (can you believe it’s already April?), we’ve created a quick look at what Congress has been…

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    Q & A: What is a resolution of inquiry?

      Great question! It’s not something you've heard a lot about before, but this procedural move is having its moment in the sun this year. A “resolution of inquiry” requires committee action within 14 legislative days (meaning the committee has to report on the resolution – either favorably, unfavorably or without recommendation). If the committee…

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  • Q&A: What is immunity?

    If you're wondering something, you're probably not alone. Each day we answer questions about Congress, the legislative process, and government in general. Submit your question(s), and look out for the answers in future Q&A posts!   "I hear that General Mike Flynn has offered to testify if given immunity. What does that mean?" A grant of immunity…

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  • Q&A: What is a select committee?

    If you're wondering something, you're probably not alone. Each day we answer questions about Congress, the legislative process, and government in general. Submit your question(s), and look out for the answers in future Q&A posts! What is a select committee? When you hear folks talking about Senate Intelligence today, they're really talking about the Senate Select Committee…

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  • Q&A: What is the Hastert Rule?

    If you're wondering something, you're probably not alone. Each day we answer questions about Congress, the legislative process, and government in general. Submit your question(s), and look out for the answers in future Q&A posts! What is the Hastert Rule? The Hastert Rule isn't really a rule, well in terms of it being ironclad and codified in…

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  • Q&A: What is a resolution of inquiry?

    If you're wondering something, you're probably not alone. Each day we answer questions about Congress, the legislative process, and government in general. Submit your question(s), and look out for the answers in future Q&A posts! "What is a resolution of inquiry?" Great question! You've probably heard about this recently with what's going on at Ways and Means….

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