POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress_Apr_11_15_2016

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

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The House passed a bill to expedite FDA review of Zika treatments. The Senate made progress on FAA reauthorization. The encryption debate enters a new stage with the release of a draft Senate bill. And, just in time for tax day, the House Ways and Means committee advanced four bills related to IRS operations. Top Search on … Continued


POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress_Mar_14_18_2016

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the week in Congress

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The President announced a Supreme Court nominee and found common ground with the House in calling actions by ISIS "genocide." The House Budget Committee approved a proposal. The Senate failed to advance an GMO labeling bill. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "HUMAN TRAFFICKING"   H.R. 3381 CHILDHOOD CANCER STAR ACT President Obama nominated Merrick … Continued


POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress_Feb_29_Mar_4_2016

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress

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Senate continues work on bill to address opioid crisis, budget talks hit snag, and the encryption debate continues. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "s2242" Most active bill on POPVOX this week: S. 524 COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT (CARA) OF 2016   Senate Considers Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (CARA) On Monday, Senate … Continued


POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_15_19_2016

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

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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 … Continued


POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress_Feb_1_5_2016

Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

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The Senate failed to advance a bipartisan energy bill due to controversy over funding to aid Flint, Michigan. The House took another vote to end Obamacare, failing to override the President's veto — on Groundhog Day. The House passed several bills related to startup investment and ending "Operation Choke Point." Conservatives in Congress preemptively opposed the President's … Continued