WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 2-6, 2017)

Lawmakers return on Tuesday for what promises to be a very busy 115th Congress, which will run from 2017-2018. Since the House never officially adjourned “sine die” in 2016, the first order of business on January 3rd will be to gavel in and immediately adjourn the 114th Congress. It will then immediately gavel in the […]

The Hill 101: What is the Congressional Review Act?

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is a legislative Loch Ness monster, much discussed and rarely seen (though the same could be said for motions to “Vacate the Chair” and Discharge Petitions, both of which were employed during the 114th Congress.) The CRA gives Congress sixty “session days” to overturn a rule issued by the Executive branch. […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the week in Congress

President Obama delivered his final SOTU. Congress passed a soon-to-be-vetoed resolution disapproving a new water regulation, the Senate failed to advance a bill to audit the federal reserve, the House took steps to tighten sanctions on North Korea, and Speaker Ryan showed House Members what "gavel down" really means. Top Search on POPVOX this week: […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

This week: Senate returns and Obama's final State of the Union Washington will be back in full swing this week as the Senate returns and the President addresses a joint session on Tuesday evening with his final State of the Union Address. On tap in the Senate: advancing a bill to “Audit the Fed.” In […]