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   | […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 11-14, 2016)

Short holiday week here…  We're bringing you some congressional procedure as well as what your lawmakers are up to back home! Race for Speaker  |  Congress Goes Home  |  Around the Capital  |  Around the Country  |  Around the World   Yep, your lawmakers vote for Speaker at the start of the new Congress Let’s talk about the election..no, not […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

Puerto Rico defaulted on largest debt payment so far, as lawmakers work on new legislative solution to the island’s debt crisis. Several much anticipated rules (proposed and final) were released this week. Treasury Department announced efforts to stem tax fraud, largely in response to Panama Papers. House and Senate were on recess, working back home; both […]