Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Dec 5-9, 2016)

Is this the last week of the 114th Congress? Could be! The only must-pass legislation is a continuing budget resolution to fund the government (existing funding expires on December 9th.) The Senate will vote on the House-passed CURES Act and the annual defense authorization (NDAA). The House will vote on a Water Resources bill (WRDA), […]

Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2016)

Congress returns Tuesday from Thanksgiving break. The big news this week is a deal for a vote on a long-awaited medical innovation bill. The House may also vote on the defense authorization and a long list of suspension bills.   Here's what Congress is voting on this week: 21st Century Cures Act A deal announced last week cleared […]

Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Nov. 14-19, 2016)

Congress returns this week for the post-election session. The Republican electoral sweep will likely keep this Lame Duck session short and focused on must-pass bills: government funding (expires December 9th) and defense authorization. Republicans and Democrats will vote on new leadership teams, newly-elected members will be in Washington for orientation, and the focus will shift […]

Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 26-30, 2016)

Funding Vote, Water Resources, and a possible Veto Override With one week left in current funding authorization, Congress must pass a deal this week to avoid a government shutdown. The House will vote on a major water resources bill. And both chambers are expected to vote to override a presidential veto of a bill to […]

Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 19-23, 2016)

Cramming for finals It's a race to a funding deal (and the exit) in the Senate. And a long list of bills in the House, putting limits on payments to Iran, updating government technology, cybersecurity resources, and much more.   Funding Deal   |     Foreign Relations    |     Financial Services    | […]

Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 12-16, 2016)

Tech bills in the House, water resources in the Senate, and lots of behind-the-scenes talk about a funding deal. The Senate will again work on a $9.4 billion water projects bill that includes $200 million for Flint, Michigan. The House will vote on tech-related bills to prohibit ticket-buying bots, and prevent agreements limiting consumers' right to leave Yelp-like […]

Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 6-9, 2016)

Congress is back — and so is the POPVOX Weekly Update! Congress returns with four weeks to decide whether a short-term spending bill will run through the end of this year (leaving a new Congress to pass spending for next year) or into 2017. Also on the agenda: Zika funding. This week the House considers several bills […]

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Bills up for a vote in Congress this week Congress returns from July 4 to begin its annual sprint to August recess. The House will take up a counterterrorism bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases for terror suspects, as well as bills on mental health, Medicare payment policies for medical equipment, and fixes to new […]