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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_March_21_25_2016
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    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,…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_March_14_18_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_March_7_11_2016
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    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,…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_29_March_4_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_22_26_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_15_19_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_8_12_2016
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    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'…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_1_5_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_January_25_29_2016
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    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    This week: Energy Policy in the Senate It’s going to be a light week in Congress, with the House staying out due to the DC snowstorm, and no Senate votes until Wednesday evening. Washington-area federal offices will also be closed on Monday. The Senate is in Wednesday evening and will begin consideration of bipartisan energy…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_January_18_22_2016
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    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…

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