It’s a busy week in Congress as we look ahead to August recess. Congress must review last week’s agreement with Iran limiting its nuclear program. Plus, weigh in on the short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, GMO labeling of food, Appropriations bills and more.
We’ve reached the six-month mark of the 114th Congress! Since this Congress convened on January 6, 2015, 3,428 bills and resolutions were introduced in the House, and 1,916 were introduced in the Senate. Here’s a look at the Top 20 on POPVOX in the past six months. How many do you know about?
To honor the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we are happy to share The Declaration Project, from DemocracyCafe. The project “features a comprehensive collection of declarations of independence and kindred declarations crafted in the U.S. and the world over.”
“For other purposes” appears in a lot of bill titles. It’s not a bait-and-switch. It simply means that not all of the information about the bill can fit into the title, but if you want to know what is in the bill, just read the language.
Congress is in recess this week, but there’s still a lot happening in Washington. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. The Treasury Dept. announced there will be a woman on the next $10 bill. Plus, a look at Congressional transparency. Share your voice on POPVOX!
This week, the House will consider bills related to transparency in the Dept. of Homeland Security, EPA regulations on power plants and the cotton market. The Senate will continue working on fast-track legislation, which was passed by the House last week. And it’s Father’s Day in Congress!