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 […]

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

While the political world will be focused on the Iowa caucuses, Congress is back with both chambers in session. The House will consider changes to reporting and investing rules for small businesses and startups and reform to housing assistance programs. The House will also attempt to override the President’s veto of the Obamacare repeal that […]