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  • Weekly Update

    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    Bills up for a vote in Congress this week House members have a district work period before the July 4 holiday. The Senate is in and will take up Mil Con/VA appropriations bill with Zika funding and a Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill. Military Construction / VA and Zika Funding The Senate will vote on the…

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  • Weekly Update

    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…

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  • Gavel Down

    GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

    Puerto Rico defaulted on largest debt payment so far, as lawmakers work on new legislative solution to the island’s debt crisis. Several much anticipated rules (proposed and final) were released this week. Treasury Department announced efforts to stem tax fraud, largely in response to Panama Papers. House and Senate were on recess, working back home; both…

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  • Gavel Down

    GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

    The House passed a bill to expedite FDA review of Zika treatments. The Senate made progress on FAA reauthorization. The encryption debate enters a new stage with the release of a draft Senate bill. And, just in time for tax day, the House Ways and Means committee advanced four bills related to IRS operations. Top Search on…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down Closing Out the Week in Congress

    Top Search on POPVOX this week: "gun" Most Active on POPVOX this week: Confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland   House passed resolution condemning terrorist attacks in Brussels The House unanimously passed a resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. More than 30 people were killed and over 200 injured in the…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Closing out the week in Congress

    President Obama delivered his final SOTU. Congress passed a soon-to-be-vetoed resolution disapproving a new water regulation, the Senate failed to advance a bill to audit the federal reserve, the House took steps to tighten sanctions on North Korea, and Speaker Ryan showed House Members what "gavel down" really means. Top Search on POPVOX this week:…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

    The House returned for the second session of the 114th Congress, starting with a long-awaited vote on the reconciliation bill to repeal parts of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood (which was promptly vetoed). President Obama ruled the headlines, with announcement of executive actions to address mass shootings — and the responses that the policy drew….

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