“Who are you and who do you work for?”: Internship Wrap-Up

On my walk from the Capitol South metro station on my first day of work, a wave of familiarity washed over me. Seeing familiar sights like a broken escalator at the station, the House office buildings, interns hurrying to work, and the dome of the Capitol building, I felt at ease and as if nothing […]

CONFIRMATION HEARING: Betsy DeVos, nominee for Education Secretary

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill. After being pushed back a week due to an Office of Government Ethics backup, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Dr. Ben Carson, nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.   On Thursday, members of the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development […]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish: Internship Wrap-Up

Way back in late May, I started interning here at POPVOX. It’s hard to believe it, but a whirlwind of 10 weeks has passed, and I’ll be heading home soon. To commemorate a fantastic summer, I’ve put together a list of the top ten things I learned. 1. Navigating the Capitol got easier. Throwback to […]

Gavel Down: Dec. 7 – Dec. 11

It was a “to be continued” sort of week in Congress. Negotiations continue on an end-of-year Omnibus spending bill and tax extenders, while a short-term extension passed to give the “glacial” process more time. A trade enforcement bill passed the House, marking the third conference report in ten days, and several Members introduced bills to […]