Remarks of Pope Francis to a Joint Meeting of Congress, September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you.

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The Week Ahead: Sept. 21 – 26

September 20, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

It’s a short week, with Congress out for Yom Kippur on Wednesday and a papal visit on Thursday: Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, with remarks that are expected to make both sides of the aisle nod and squirm. The Senate will vote on a 20-week abortion ban while the specter of a […]

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The Week Ahead: Sept. 13 – 17

September 13, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

Congress bounded back from recess with sound and fury — and the (short) week ahead will bring more of the same: heated debate on the Iran Deal and intractable positions on Planned Parenthood funding threatening a government shutdown if it holds up a continuing resolution. Beneath the turbulent surface, however, significant policy proposals — on highway funding, tax reform, education reform, and Medicare hospital payments — are working their way through the legislative process. And, it turns out, data shows that bipartisanship is on a rebound!

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The Week Ahead: Sept. 8 – Sept. 11

September 7, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

Members make their way back to Washington to work on a long list outstanding issues with very few legislative days scheduled (15 for the Senate, 10 for the House.) Avoiding a government shutdown and a vote on the Iran Deal, are on the short-term agenda, with much more ahead in the coming weeks.

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The Week Ahead: August 31 – Sept. 4

September 1, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

Congress returns from August recess on Sept. 8 to what the media are now calling “Awful Autumn” or the “Fall from Hell.” But first, Labor Day!
We’re spotlighting bills related to workers’ wages, safety and health and time off.

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The Week Ahead: August 24 – 28

August 24, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

With Congress still in recess, the President challenged Congress “to do its part” when it returns in September. The President urged Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank and pass a federal budget to avoid a shutdown. Also, Congress may act on proposals to deny funding of “sanctuary cities.”

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