WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

It's another short week. The Senate is out. The House will vote to align standards for the review of mergers and acquisitions and a bill to prevent travel by foreign combatants. Also up: Encouraging NSF investments in projects for women in STEM and bill to encourage women to pursue careers in aerospace, space science and exploration, […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The House returns and will take up bills to officially call violence by ISIS "genocide", to grant observer status to Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and to address several technical issues related to regulated utilities and broadband.  Condemning violence by ISIS as "genocide," calling for war crimes tribunal A provision in last year's Omnibus bill […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

It will be a slow week in Washington. The House is on recess. The Senate continues work on a bill to address opioid abuse. President Obama talks financial reform with regulators as the Administration prepares regulations that the House has vowed to stop. 'Fiduciary Rule' coming, along with Congressional challenges President Obama meets Monday with regulators, […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

This week in the Senate: The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524) The bill authorizes almost $80 million in annual funding to address the nation's opioid crisis.At 5:30 PM on Monday, the Senate will hold a cloture vote to proceed. Tell Congress what you think:   S. 524: COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT Sponsor: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Congress returns from recess with a full plate — taking up the recommendations of the Task Force to Combat Terrorist or Foreign Fighters, a package of hunting and public lands bills, and improving the accountability and reporting of FEMA And the TSA. The Senate picks back up with the Energy Bill and a bill to […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Congress is out for the President’s Day Recess. Attention in Washington has turned to the Supreme Court.   Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) With the news of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, his life and legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court is the main topic in Washington this week. Inevitably, the conversation has […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

It’s Budget Week in Washington, with the President’s proposal to be released on Tuesday. In a break with tradition, neither House or Senate Budget Committees will hold hearings. This week the Senate will take up a bill calling for investigations of North Korea's nuclear activities. The House will vote on expansions of programs for veterans' […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

While the political world will be focused on the Iowa caucuses, Congress is back with both chambers in session. The House will consider changes to reporting and investing rules for small businesses and startups and reform to housing assistance programs. The House will also attempt to override the President’s veto of the Obamacare repeal that […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The House is our for a district work period. The Senate is in and will vote on a bill to increase security screenings for refugees from Syria and Iraq. The nation celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day of service, and a new era of relations with Iran […]