POPVOX Weekly Update

Each week that Congress is in session, POPVOX sends a Monday "Weekly Update" with a list of bills that are up for a vote and links to help you find out more and share your input with lawmakers.

Every Friday, POPVOX wraps up the week with what happened in Congress each week and background explanations of the issues and procedures in play.

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WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jun 19-24, 2017)

The focus of the week will be health care, as the Senate works toward an agreement on a bill that GOP leadership hopes can get a vote before July 4. Senate Democrats plan to make speeches and hold the Senate Floor until midnight on Tuesday to protest the closed process for crafting the bill. The House... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jun 12-16, 2017)

The big action this week will be on the appropriations process, which kicks off Monday, and again on Russia hearings in the Senate (AG Sessions set to testify on Tuesday). The House will vote on several bills to accelerate permitting for energy projects, a bill to standardize medical malpractice statutes of limitation for services or procedures... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jun 4-8, 2017)

Congress returns from recess (Senate in today, House back on Tuesday). All eyes will be on Senate Intelligence with a series of hearings culminating in the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey on Thursday. The House will vote on a bill to unwind the Dodd-Frank financial regulations. THURSDAY:   Former FBI Director Jame Comey... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (May 22-26, 2017)

This week the House votes on bills related to protecting children and improving access to benefits for veterans. The Senate will vote on nominations for the ambassador to China and the deputy secretary of State. Senators may also vote on the first Trump appeals court nomination. Look for two significant developments this week: the president’s... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (May 15-19, 2017)

House members return to Washington in the wake of the FBI Director firing that rocked Washington last week. For Police Week, the House will take on several related bills, including a bill making it easier to apply the death penalty in federal cases that involve the killing of a law enforcement officer. The House will also... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (May 1-5, 2017)

Things may sound a little familiar… This week, Congress must vote on a spending deal to avoid a government shut-down (after they passed a one-week extension last Friday) and the House may take a vote on a revised Republican health care plan. The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Jay Clayton to the SEC... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Apr 24-28, 2017)

Congress returns from recess with an April 28th deadline looming. To avoid a government shutdown, lawmakers will either have to reach agreement on a spending bill or pass a short-term extension to allow negotiations to continue. While the White House has implied that Congress would vote this week on a new bill to repeal and... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Apr 3-7, 2017)

All eyes on the Senate this week for the vote on Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. The House will vote on a bill to add North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terror. North Korea is on the agenda for the first meeting between President Trump and  Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.   THIS... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Mar 27- Apr 1, 2017)

House votes on a significant change to requirements for science supporting EPA regulations and a Senate-passed resolution to overturn the FCC’s broadband privacy rule. The Senate will vote on ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of NATO. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence holds its first hearing into Russian Activities in the 2016 election.... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Mar 20-24, 2017)

It feels like we say this every week… but this is really going to be a big one. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. And on Thursday, the House is expected to vote on the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Mar 13-17, 2017)

The Congressional Budget Office releases its report on costs and coverage numbers for the House Republican health plan, which is slated for mark-up in the Budget Committee on Wednesday.  On Tuesday, President Trump submits his budget to Congress.  The Senate votes on the president's choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, while the nominee... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Mar 6 - 10, 2017)

The Senate will vote on a House-passed bill to end the Obama-era “Fair Pay” rule prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity by federal contractors. The House will consider bills on lawsuit reform, FEMA disaster assistance to local governments and lactation rooms in public buildings. The House will also take up the Defense... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Feb. 27- Mar. 3, 2017)

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress. The House will again vote on bills to reduce or roll back regulations. And the Senate will vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior and Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. President Trump's First Address to a Joint Session of Congress... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Feb. 13-17, 2017)

The Senate will vote on President Trump's nominees for Treasury, Veterans Affairs, and the SBA.  Hearings are scheduled for nominees to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Labor. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continues making the rounds to speak with senators ahead of confirmation hearings, which have not yet... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Feb. 6-10, 2017)

The Senate is expected to vote on the nominations of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Vice President Mike Pence may cast a historic tie-breaking vote on the DeVos nomination, which would be a first in American history. The House will again vote to invalidate rules passed in the last months of... View Article...

Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017)

The week, much of the focus in Congress will be on the executive order signed by President Trump late Friday and temporarily halted by a Boston court on Saturday. Congress will also vote to invalidate several rules put in place by the Obama administration in its final months. Nominations will continue to move in the... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 23-27, 2017)

Congressional leaders will host President Trump and administration officials on the Hill  Monday. The Senate will vote on the CIA Director nomination, while other nominations hearings continue. The House will vote on a long list bills, including a bill to permanently authorize the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortions. The House and Senate... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 17-20 2017)

The focus of the week will be Friday's inauguration festivities, when Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the nation's forty-fifth president. The House is out this week. The Senate is in session and will continue with nomination hearings for the President-elect's nominees. Confirmation Hearings in the Senate Confirmation hearings continue for the President-elect’s... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 9-13, 2017)

The focus of the week will be on the Senate, which will hold nine confirmation hearing for Trump nominees along with what promises to be an eventful "vote-o-rama" on the Budget Resolution that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House will continue its focus on changes to the regulatory process with a series of... View Article...

WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 2-6, 2017)

Lawmakers return on Tuesday for what promises to be a very busy 115th Congress, which will run from 2017-2018. Since the House never officially adjourned “sine die” in 2016, the first order of business on January 3rd will be to gavel in and immediately adjourn the 114th Congress. It will then immediately gavel in the... View Article...

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