Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress (Aug. 21-26, 2016)

August recess is drawing to a close… Congress will return to the District after Labor Day, along with your Weekly Update and Gavel Down newsletters from POPVOX.   For now, here's a recap of the issues Congress is talking about in their final days of summer. National Parks   |   Louisiana Flood    |   Zika Funding   |  Private Prisons   |   TPP    |   EpiPen pricing […]

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 Week in Congress

The House returned for the second session of the 114th Congress, starting with a long-awaited vote on the reconciliation bill to repeal parts of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood (which was promptly vetoed). President Obama ruled the headlines, with announcement of executive actions to address mass shootings — and the responses that the policy drew. […]

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. 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 […]