“Who are you and who do you work for?”: Internship Wrap-Up

On my walk from the Capitol South metro station on my first day of work, a wave of familiarity washed over me. Seeing familiar sights like a broken escalator at the station, the House office buildings, interns hurrying to work, and the dome of the Capitol building, I felt at ease and as if nothing […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Wilbur Ross, nominee for Secretary of Commerce

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.     On Wednesday, January 18, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy nominee

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, January 19, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary […]

CONFIRMATION HEARING: Betsy DeVos, nominee for Education Secretary

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill. After being pushed back a week due to an Office of Government Ethics backup, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Dr. Ben Carson, nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.   On Thursday, members of the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Retired General James N. Mattis

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.   On Thursday, January 12, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, […]

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State

This is a special view on the confirmation hearings provided by POPVOX interns from Brown University. We hope you enjoy and learn from their fresh perspective and front-row seat on Capitol Hill.     On Wednesday, January 11, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 17-21, 2016)

It may be recess, but there’s plenty going on… Worldwide leaders agreed on landmark deal to counter climate change, but folks still aren’t sure if it requires ratification from the Senate. Major cures package is likely to come up during lame-duck session, and lawmakers are calling for investigations into prescription drug price increases. HFCs deal   | […]

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Oct. 11-14, 2016)

Short holiday week here…  We're bringing you some congressional procedure as well as what your lawmakers are up to back home! Race for Speaker  |  Congress Goes Home  |  Around the Capital  |  Around the Country  |  Around the World   Yep, your lawmakers vote for Speaker at the start of the new Congress Let’s talk about the election..no, not […]