Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Dec 5-9, 2016)

Is this the last week of the 114th Congress? Could be! The only must-pass legislation is a continuing budget resolution to fund the government (existing funding expires on December 9th.) The Senate will vote on the House-passed CURES Act and the annual defense authorization (NDAA). The House will vote on a Water Resources bill (WRDA), […]

Weekly Update: The week ahead in Congress (Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2016)

Congress returns Tuesday from Thanksgiving break. The big news this week is a deal for a vote on a long-awaited medical innovation bill. The House may also vote on the defense authorization and a long list of suspension bills.   Here's what Congress is voting on this week: 21st Century Cures Act A deal announced last week cleared […]

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 […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

As Congress heads home for seven weeks… We bring you a summer version of Gavel Down — full of how current events relate to Congressional happenings, as well as updates on major bills. Follow us on Twitter as we tweet the conventions with related legislation! Five Things Mentioned at the RNC that Relate to the 114th Congress 1. SANCTUARY […]

Bill Mentions: Congress to Conference on Defense Bill

Congress is "going to conference" on the on annual defense authorization bill: That means House Democrats and Republicans will appoint a few members as "conferees"; Senate Democrats and Republicans will do the same. The conferees will meet to hammer out differences between what passed the House and what passed the Senate, to reach one combined version […]

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

  The House will take up the Senate-passed FOIA reform and attempt to pass the Defense Appropriations bill without getting sidetracked by controversial amendments. It will also condemn human organ trafficking. The Senate will continue with the National Defense Authorization bill (NDAA) and move onto Commerce, Science, and Justice Appropriations. In the House S. 337: […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

This week the House will vote on Puerto Rico assistance, pipeline safety measures, delaying air quality standards, & statements opposing carbon taxes. The Senate will continue work on the Defense bill. Congress will also hear remarks from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in a joint session. IN THE HOUSE: Delaying Implementation of Air Quality […]

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 […]

Gavel Down: Nov. 21 – 27

This week Congress was out for Thanksgiving. The President pardoned a turkey and signed six bills into law — including one he previously vetoed. A corporate merger strategically designed for tax benefit reignites the “inversions” talk in Congress and there are rumors of a deal coming on “Tax Extenders.”   Top Search on POPVOX this […]