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Weekly Bill Roundup: Feb. 7

While firearms and gun control continue to be on the top of POPVOX users' minds, we are beginning to see an uptick in activity around issues related to the debt ceiling and federal budget. Already, more than 20 bills related to guns have been introduced. (See the full list.) And in the coming days, we expect to hear from House Democrats as they unveil their gun-control agenda. So stay tuned!

Another trending issue is the federal budget. As the March 1 deadline for Sequestration quickly approaches, Congress must decide once again whether to take action on deficit reduction. Congress was unable to reach agreement on spending cuts last year, but agreed to delay Sequestration until March 1 as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that avoided the full "Fiscal Cliff." Congress needs to hear from their constituents -- and you can weigh in on Sequestration on POPVOX.

Here are the bills and proposals that POPVOX users weighed in on with Congress in the past week. This week, we're highlighting newcomers on the list. Let us know if this is helpful! Keep in mind that these numbers aren't aggregates of total support, but just what happened in the past seven days.

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Top Bills of the Week: Feb. 1 - 7

Please keep in mind that highlighting a bill doesn't imply a POPVOX endorsement in any way. Rather, we're simply trying to offer one more way to stay informed of an overwhelmingly complex legislative system.

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