CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State

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 Wednesday, January 11, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The House will vote on the Defense Authorization bill (NDAA), Zika funding, and Military Construction-VA Appropriations. The Senate continues work on Transportation/Housing Appropriations, with a Zika funding provision. IN THE SENATE: The Senate will consider the  “THUD” and “MilCon-VA” appropriations bills together, as a substitute amendment to H.R. 2577. H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development […]

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! […]

Debate Recap: Second #DemDebate

(Photo Source: ABC News) Many topics discussed in the presidential debates have already been introduced as bills in Congress. Check out a summary of our #DemDebate tweets below: [View the story “POPVOX Tweets Second #DemDebate” on Storify]  

Gavel Down: Nov. 9 – 13

Closing Out the Week in Congress Nov. 9 – 13 #Recess There was a collective exhale on Capitol Hill, as frenetic pace gave way to a recess in the House and shortened week in the Senate. Members were home in their districts and states to commemorate Veteran’s Day and staffers in Washington put away the heels, pulled […]