Gavel Down Closing out the Week in Congress

We're bidding our summer interns adieu… …as they share their biggest takeaways from covering and studying Congress. Major opioid legislation recently became law, and we answer the age old question: What does Congress do on recess? You've probably heard about CARA and may be scratching your head. CARA refers to major opioid legislation Congress passed […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Bills up for a vote in Congress this week Congress returns from July 4 to begin its annual sprint to August recess. The House will take up a counterterrorism bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases for terror suspects, as well as bills on mental health, Medicare payment policies for medical equipment, and fixes to new […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

The House was on recess and electoral politics ruled the headlines. Meanwhile in the Senate, a sweeping bill to combat opioid abuse passed 94-1, and an FAA reauthorization bill was introduced. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "Gun"   Most active bill on POPVOX this week: [US] H.R. 3929 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT […]

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, […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress

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 […]

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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress

Top Search on POPVOX this week:  "firearms" Most Active Bill on POPVOX this week:  H.R. 2406: Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (Passed House 242-161)   SHARE Act Advances in the House On Friday afternoon, the House passed the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406) by a vote of 242-161. As we noted, the […]

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 […]