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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 24-28, 2016)

So about those reenlistment overpayments … This week lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called for the Pentagon to suspend efforts to reclaim reenlistment bonuses. How's this relate to legislation currently pending in Congress? Keep reading! Reenlistment bonuses  |  Congress Goes Home  |  Around the Capital  |  Around the Country  |  Around the World   Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 17-21, 2016)

It may be recess, but there’s plenty going on… Worldwide leaders agreed on landmark deal to counter climate change, but folks still aren’t sure if it requires ratification from the Senate. Major cures package is likely to come up during lame-duck session, and lawmakers are calling for investigations into prescription drug price increases. HFCs deal   | […]