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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The House will vote on several major bills on energy and the environment, including a bipartisan energy policy bill, energy funding, an update to the Toxic Substances Act, and lowering restrictions on anti-mosquito chemicals in response to the Zika outbreak. The Senate will work on the annual defense bill (NDAA) and reauthorizing the Sex Offender Management Assistance […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The House returns and will take up bills to officially call violence by ISIS "genocide", to grant observer status to Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and to address several technical issues related to regulated utilities and broadband.  Condemning violence by ISIS as "genocide," calling for war crimes tribunal A provision in last year's Omnibus bill […]

Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

Both House and Senate were in recess this week for President's Day. Apple contested a court order involving unlocking the phone of San Bernardino shooter. Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said many banks are still "too big to fail" and proposed breaking banks up. FCC voted 3-2 to let consumers swap their cable TV boxes […]