Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 12-16, 2016)

Tech bills in the House, water resources in the Senate, and lots of behind-the-scenes talk about a funding deal. The Senate will again work on a $9.4 billion water projects bill that includes $200 million for Flint, Michigan. The House will vote on tech-related bills to prohibit ticket-buying bots, and prevent agreements limiting consumers' right to leave Yelp-like […]

BILL MENTIONS: State Sponsored Terrorism

The House Foreign Affairs committee approved H.R. 5028, H.R. 5332, and H.R. 5484. H.R. 5208 North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Deisgination Act of 2016 is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] that would designate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. North Korea was removed […]

ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Gun Legislation

This week the country grappled with the tragedy in Orlando, Fla. Fifty people died and 53 more were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in the city. The mass shooting was both the largest non-military massacre and deadliest attack on the LGBT community in U.S. history. The city of Orlando has released […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Congress: Dec. 14-18

It’s Crunch Time for Congress A deadline to fund the federal government approaches, along with dozens of expiring tax provisions. Congress is also expected to vote on several national security bills and continue debate on gun control legislation this week. And we’re rooting for Congressional staff who are hoping to make it home for the holidays! […]

Issue Spotlight: President Obama Oval Office Address on Security & Terrorism

On Sunday night, President Obama addressed the nation. In the speech, he discussed the tragedy of San Bernardino, which he called “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” He discussed the military strategy against ISIS: Air strikes in Iraq and Syria and “hunt[ing] down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary.” […]