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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Sept. 19-23, 2016)

Fall arrived, as did a CR to keep the government open… After several delays, Senate cleared its first procedural hurdle for short-term spending bill. CR made its debut on Thursday, giving Senators four days before next vote. President Obama vetoed legislation allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, setting up possible congressional override. House […]

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. 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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Aug. 21-26, 2016)

August recess is drawing to a close… Congress will return to the District after Labor Day, along with your Weekly Update and Gavel Down newsletters from POPVOX.   For now, here's a recap of the issues Congress is talking about in their final days of summer. National Parks   |   Louisiana Flood    |   Zika Funding   |  Private Prisons   |   TPP    |   EpiPen pricing […]

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

The Senate votes on four gun-related measures as amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. The House will vote on limits to executive power, including changing the legal standard for agency decisions, overriding the Presidential veto of Congressional disapproval of the new "fiduciary rule," and rolling back several provisions of the ACA. In the Senate: The Senate is […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

  The House will take up the Senate-passed FOIA reform and attempt to pass the Defense Appropriations bill without getting sidetracked by controversial amendments. It will also condemn human organ trafficking. The Senate will continue with the National Defense Authorization bill (NDAA) and move onto Commerce, Science, and Justice Appropriations. In the House S. 337: […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

This week the House will vote on Puerto Rico assistance, pipeline safety measures, delaying air quality standards, & statements opposing carbon taxes. The Senate will continue work on the Defense bill. Congress will also hear remarks from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in a joint session. IN THE HOUSE: Delaying Implementation of Air Quality […]