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 […]

ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Gun Legislation

This week the country grappled with the tragedy in Orlando, Fla. Fifty people died and 53 more were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in the city. The mass shooting was both the largest non-military massacre and deadliest attack on the LGBT community in U.S. history. The city of Orlando has released […]

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

Congress returns from recess with a full plate — taking up the recommendations of the Task Force to Combat Terrorist or Foreign Fighters, a package of hunting and public lands bills, and improving the accountability and reporting of FEMA And the TSA. The Senate picks back up with the Energy Bill and a bill to […]

The Week Ahead in Congress: Dec. 14-18

It’s Crunch Time for Congress A deadline to fund the federal government approaches, along with dozens of expiring tax provisions. Congress is also expected to vote on several national security bills and continue debate on gun control legislation this week. And we’re rooting for Congressional staff who are hoping to make it home for the holidays! […]

Issue Spotlight: President Obama Oval Office Address on Security & Terrorism

On Sunday night, President Obama addressed the nation. In the speech, he discussed the tragedy of San Bernardino, which he called “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” He discussed the military strategy against ISIS: Air strikes in Iraq and Syria and “hunt[ing] down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary.” […]