CONFIRMATION HEARING: Betsy DeVos, nominee for Education Secretary

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. After being pushed back a week due to an Office of Government Ethics backup, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Rep. Ryan Zinke, nominee for Secretary of the Interior

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 Tuesday, January 17th, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Interior Nominee Rep. […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Scott Pruitt, nominee for EPA Administrator

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 2-6, 2017)

Lawmakers return on Tuesday for what promises to be a very busy 115th Congress, which will run from 2017-2018. Since the House never officially adjourned “sine die” in 2016, the first order of business on January 3rd will be to gavel in and immediately adjourn the 114th Congress. It will then immediately gavel in the […]

Gavel Down/Tennessee (9/18–23, 2016)

With the General Assembly special session over, we return to our regularly scheduled scuttlebutt and speculation about the legislative year ahead, and there were no shortage of stories this week. Here are the highlights: Feds confirm: TN now complies with fed DUI standards (topic of last week’s special legislative session) and will keep the $60 million in […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Bills up for a vote in Congress this week With a long list of bills, Congress is working to finish up its business before heading into the "August recess" (which begins next week). Of note: the House takes up the Senate-passed GMO labeling bill; bills to impose restrictions on Iranian sponsorship of terrorism, human rights abuses, and […]

Issue Spotlight: Weigh in on the President’s Executive Actions to Combat Gun Violence

This week, President Obama announced that his administration will undertake a series of executive actions to “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” POPVOX has created a special page where you can find out more and weigh in on this proposal by choosing to “support” or “oppose” and posting a personal comment that will be […]