Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry made an historic trip to Cuba to re-open the American embassy, but the next steps in US-Cuba relations are for Congress to take. Here’s a look at recent proposals in Congress, which would repeal the travel and trade bans, and recent votes in the Senate.
Before leaving for recess, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees passed legislation to curb “patent trolling,” but it’s unclear when we can expect a vote on the House or Senate floors. Learn more about the proposals, and what the Constitution says about patents.
The House and Senate are both in recess until after Labor Day. As lawmakers meet with constituents in their districts and states, some are making up their minds on the Iran nuclear deal. The House and Senate are working on patent reform. And the House scheduled a hearing on the Benghazi attacks.
POPVOX to talk Civic Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship with Presidential Candidate, Martin O’Malley
On August 20, POPVOX will join fellow civic entrepreneurs and Democratic Presidential candidate, former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, to discuss improving civic engagement through technology.
Welcome to August! The House and Senate are both in recess until after Labor Day. But there’s plenty for them to consider as they talk to constituents during recess; reviewing the Iran nuclear deal, reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank, and spending bills to keep the government running.
Welcome to August! The House left for recess, and the Senate will continue working through the week on defunding Planned Parenthood and cybersecurity. The clock is ticking on Congress’s 60-day review of the Iran Nuclear Deal, and reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank, which runs out of funds on Sept. 30.
Last month, the United States along with France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China signed a deal with Iran to substantially limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions. Congress must review the deal within 60 days, which expires on Sept. 17.
A Senate bill prohibiting the slaughter of horses topped July’s list of most active bills on POPVOX. The SAFE Act (S 1214) would “prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption in America, as well as the export of horses for the same purpose,” according to the bill sponsor. The House version of the bill […]