Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 24-28, 2016)

So about those reenlistment overpayments … This week lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called for the Pentagon to suspend efforts to reclaim reenlistment bonuses. How's this relate to legislation currently pending in Congress? Keep reading! Reenlistment bonuses  |  Congress Goes Home  |  Around the Capital  |  Around the Country  |  Around the World   Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called […]

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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Year in Congress: 2015

A staggering amount of policy made its way through the Capitol Hill maze in the first session of the 114th Congress — including big bills on transportation, education, tax, and spending. Omnibus The funny term you've seen floating around refers to the BIG end-of-year spending bill. Think of it like a bus (hence the name). Several smaller […]