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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_1_5_2016
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    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…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_January_4_8_2016
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    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    Congress slowly returning to session This week Members will make their way slowly back to Washington to begin the second session of the 114th Congress. The Senate is out for another week while the House will gavel in on Tuesday afternoon and take its first big vote of the year on Wednesday — on the…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

    It was a HUGE week — the long-term Highway Bill finally passed (in time to avoid a midnight Friday deadline). The Senate voted to repeal Obamacare, the House passed its Energy bill and the Education Reform conference report. Speaker Ryan gave a “major speech” to a DC audience. US Special Forces were deployed to combat…

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  • 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…

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