GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

As Congress heads home for seven weeks… We bring you a summer version of Gavel Down — full of how current events relate to Congressional happenings, as well as updates on major bills. Follow us on Twitter as we tweet the conventions with related legislation! Five Things Mentioned at the RNC that Relate to the 114th Congress 1. SANCTUARY […]

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 […]

Issue Spotlight: Tax Extenders (Updated) – What’s in the bill that just passed?

Updated: December 20, 2015 On Friday, December 18, 2015, Congress passed an enormous legislative package that included a $1.1 trillion “Omnibus” Spending bill and a $633 million “Tax Extenders” package. The “Extenders” package contained a long list of tax provisions for individuals and businesses. What is a “Tax Extender”? “Tax Extenders” are carve-outs in the […]