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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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    ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Paid Leave Legislation

    In recent months, the issue of paid family leave has gotten a boost from the President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who has been meeting with Members of Congress in support of paid maternity leave. While campaigning, then-candidate Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential nominee to offer a proposal for six weeks of paid maternity leave…

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  • International Women’s Day

    International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's. The first National Women's Day was observed across the United States on February 28, 1909. However, the tragic 1911 Triangle Factory Fire that took the lives of more than 140 working women became a catalyst for subsequent Women's Days (which was already growing as an internationally…

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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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  • It’s Appropriations Season!

    See the current status of the twelve appropriations bills: Bill Senate House Agriculture S. 2956: Approved by Committee H.R. 5054 Approved by Committee Commerce, Justice, Science S. 2837 Approved by Committee H.R. 5393 Approved by Committee Defense S. 3000 Approved by Committee H.R. 5293 Approved by Committee Energy and Water   H.R. 2028 Failed vote in…

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  • ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Environmental Legislation

    Earth Day occurs every year on April 22, marking the anniversary of the modern environmental movement, beginning in the United States in 1970. The day is recognized worldwide and mobilizes more than 1 billion people in 141 countries — making it the largest civic observance in the world. Throughout history, government has undertaken several environmental reforms….

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  • ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Equal Pay Legislation

    Equal Pay Day occurs on April 12 this year, a day that marks the number of days into the year the average woman must work for her salary to equal that of a man's salary. We've compiled the latest updates regarding equal pay legislation and the gender wage gap.   New Congressional Report According to new U.S….

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    Issue Spotlight: International Women’s Day

    Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements. The day began in 1911 when 15,000 women marched through New York City to "demand voting rights and better working conditions."  We've highlighted a variety of bills specifically related to women in the United States and abroad. Here's a quick look at bills…

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  • Issue Spotlight: Energy Reform

    The last time major energy reform made it across the finish line it was 2007. Gas was $2.81 per gallon, Britney Spears kicked off her historic breakdown, and the iPhone was released. That's right, the iPhone had just entered our consciousness. Since that time, U.S. energy production has changed dramatically. Wind and solar electricity now…

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