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 […]

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 […]

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

The Senate returns from recess; the House is still out until April 12. The Senate will vote on a bill to allow companies to sue for theft of trade secrets. It may also vote on reauthorizing the FAA through 2017. On Wednesday, the Administration will release the final "Fiduciary Rule" for investment advisors. New Protections […]

Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

Senate passed a bill calling for greater sanctions on North Korea. It will get reconciled with the House version before another round of votes. House passed a bill to address the Flint Water Crisis. Supreme Court halted the President's Climate Plan. And the "Judicial Redress" and Customs Enforcement bills are headed to the President. Meanwhile, a […]

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! […]