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    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    This week: Senate returns and Obama's final State of the Union Washington will be back in full swing this week as the Senate returns and the President addresses a joint session on Tuesday evening with his final State of the Union Address. On tap in the Senate: advancing a bill to “Audit the Fed.” In…

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    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    Congress slowly returning to session This week Members will make their way slowly back to Washington to begin the second session of the 114th Congress. The Senate is out for another week while the House will gavel in on Tuesday afternoon and take its first big vote of the year on Wednesday — on the…

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    The Week Ahead in Congress: Dec. 14-18

    It’s Crunch Time for Congress A deadline to fund the federal government approaches, along with dozens of expiring tax provisions. Congress is also expected to vote on several national security bills and continue debate on gun control legislation this week. And we’re rooting for Congressional staff who are hoping to make it home for the holidays!…

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    The Week Ahead in Congress: Dec. 7 – 11

    Avoiding a Government Shutdown… and More It’s that time of year again… when Congress looks to pass spending legislation to avoid a federal government shutdown by Friday. During the last budget negotiations in late September, a Republican proposal defunding Planned Parenthood threatened to trigger a shutdown, which was averted by a temporary measure keeping the…

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    The Week Ahead in Congress: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

    Congress is back in session after Thanksgiving recess. The House will consider an energy bill—and whether to disapprove the Administration’s new EPA standards — while the President travels to Paris for the COP21 climate change conference. The Senate and House will soon vote on the final long-term highway funding bill, which is being hammered out…

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    The Week Ahead in Congress: November 23rd-27th

    With Congress in recess this week for Thanksgiving, here’s a look at bills related to military action against ISIS, safeguards and funding for admission of Syrian refugees — and whether states have the authority to refuse refugees. Before leaving for recess last week, the House and Senate reached bipartisan agreement on replacing No Child Left…

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