Congress’s Role in US-Cuba Relations

August 18, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Patent Reform Moves in the House and Senate

August 18, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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The Week Ahead: August 17 – 21

August 17, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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.

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The Week Ahead: August 10 – 14

August 9, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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.

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The Week Ahead: August 3 – 7

August 2, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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.

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Reviewing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

August 1, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Top 20 Bills in July

August 1, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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 […]

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Top 20 Bills in July

August 1, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

The SAFE Act (S 1214), a Senate bill prohibiting the slaughter of horses, topped July’s list of most active bills on POPVOX. Check out July’s Top 20 — and see how POPVOX users weighed in!

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