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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

April 29, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

Top Search on POPVOX this week: "HR25" Most active bill on POPVOX this week: H.R. 699 EMAIL PRIVACY ACT Trade secrets bill headed to President Obama House overwhelmingly passed trade secrets bill 410-2, with Reps. Amash and Massie in opposition. Senate passed the bill earlier this month and now it heads to President Obama. The bill […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

April 25, 2016 / Team POPVOX / Weekly Update

This week, Congress will vote on a range of issues, including: Extending warrant requirement for law enforcement access to emails greater than six months old New homeland and aviation security provisions Disapproving the new Fiduciary Rule, lowering barriers for companies pitching angel investors Protections for U.S. Manufacturing and intellectual property Energy and Water spending bill […]

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POPVOX Gavel Down Closing out the Week in Congress

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

April 22, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

This week, the Senate passed a two-year FAA reauthorization bill, a major bipartisan energy reform bill, and moved onto Energy and Water Appropriations. The House passed six bills related to IRS operations and oversight. President Obama was in Saudi Arabia for a meeting with the heads of Persian Gulf countries as lawmakers consider bill to allow […]

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ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Environmental Legislation

April 22, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Issue Spotlight

Earth Day occurs every year on April 22, marking the anniversary of the modern environmental movement, beginning in the United States in 1970. The day is recognized worldwide and mobilizes more than 1 billion people in 141 countries — making it the largest civic observance in the world. Throughout history, government has undertaken several environmental reforms. […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

April 18, 2016 / Team POPVOX / Weekly Update

The House considers IRS oversight bills in time for Tax Day and celebrates 100 years of women in Congress. The Senate nears the finish line for FAA reauthorization and may take up an energy policy reform bill before the week is out. IN THE HOUSE: IRS Oversight: This Tax Day, the House will consider several bills […]

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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

April 15, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

The House passed a bill to expedite FDA review of Zika treatments. The Senate made progress on FAA reauthorization. The encryption debate enters a new stage with the release of a draft Senate bill. And, just in time for tax day, the House Ways and Means committee advanced four bills related to IRS operations. Top Search on […]

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ISSUE SPOTLIGHT: Equal Pay Legislation

April 12, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Issue Spotlight

Equal Pay Day occurs on April 12 each year, a day that marks the number of days into the year the average woman must work for her salary to equal that of a man's salary. We've compiled the latest updates regarding equal pay legislation and the gender wage gap.   New Congressional Report According to new U.S. […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

April 10, 2016 / Team POPVOX / Weekly Update

For the first time in a month, the House and Senate are back in at the same time. The Senate will continue working on a two-year FAA reauthorization (without the airplane legroom amendment) and the House will dive into financial regulations, homeland and border security, and potential limits on the FCC. It will also take […]

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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the week in Congress

April 8, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

Senate returned from recess; House is out until April 12. Senate passed trade secrets bill and began considering FAA reauthorization bill. Senate HELP committee advanced medical innovation bills, lining up floor votes for companion legislation to House-passed bill. Obama Administration released final "fiduciary rule" for investment advisors, with several lawmakers commenting on current legislation and pledging […]

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WEEKLY UPDATE: The Week Ahead in Congress

April 4, 2016 / Team POPVOX / Weekly Update

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 […]

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