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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Closing out the week in Congress

    August recess has officially come and gone… Congress will return to the District next week, with our Weekly Update and Gavel Down newsletters back in full force. Apple-EU  |  SCOTUS nomination  |  State Legislation  | Congress Back Home  |  ICYMI   European Union ordered Apple to pay back taxes to Ireland, spurring tax legislation talk Roll up…

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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 President announced a Supreme Court nominee and found common ground with the House in calling actions by ISIS "genocide." The House Budget Committee approved a proposal. The Senate failed to advance an GMO labeling bill. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "HUMAN TRAFFICKING"   H.R. 3381 CHILDHOOD CANCER STAR ACT President Obama nominated Merrick…

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    Weekly Update

    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    The House returns and will take up bills to officially call violence by ISIS "genocide", to grant observer status to Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and to address several technical issues related to regulated utilities and broadband.  Condemning violence by ISIS as "genocide," calling for war crimes tribunal A provision in last year's Omnibus bill…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

    Both House and Senate were in recess this week for President's Day. Apple contested a court order involving unlocking the phone of San Bernardino shooter. Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said many banks are still "too big to fail" and proposed breaking banks up. FCC voted 3-2 to let consumers swap their cable TV boxes…

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  • POPVOX Weekly Update_The Week Ahead in Congress_February_15_19_2016
    Weekly Update

    WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

    Congress is out for the President’s Day Recess. Attention in Washington has turned to the Supreme Court.   Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) With the news of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, his life and legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court is the main topic in Washington this week. Inevitably, the conversation has…

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  • Gavel Down

    Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

    Senate passed a bill calling for greater sanctions on North Korea. It will get reconciled with the House version before another round of votes. House passed a bill to address the Flint Water Crisis. Supreme Court halted the President's Climate Plan. And the "Judicial Redress" and Customs Enforcement bills are headed to the President. Meanwhile, a…

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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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