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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gavel Down: Closing out the Year in Congress: 2015

A staggering amount of policy made its way through the Capitol Hill maze in the first session of the 114th Congress — including big bills on transportation, education, tax, and spending. Omnibus The funny term you've seen floating around refers to the BIG end-of-year spending bill. Think of it like a bus (hence the name). Several smaller […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Congress: Nov. 1 – Nov. 6

One step closer to a long-term highway bill;  a possible vote to override Defense bill veto; challenges to the Administration’s water rules, renewed discussion about military authorization and action in Syria… and much more! A New Speaker   The House officially has a new Speaker: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R, WI-1). You might have heard – […]