The Week Ahead: July 20 – 24

July 19, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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.

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The Week Ahead: July 13-17

July 12, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

This week, the House will consider legislation addressing California’s drought, access to capital especially for small businesses and homelessness among veterans. The Senate will continue to work on fixing No Child Left Behind. Share your voice on POPVOX!

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Top 20 Bills in the First 6 Months of Congress

July 6, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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?

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The Week Ahead: July 6 – 10

July 5, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

With Congress in recess the last week, all eyes have been on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions. Here’s a look at how Congress is responding — and what’s on their agenda this week, including fixing ‘No Child Left Behind.’

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The Declaration Project

July 2, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.”

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Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

June 29, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that all state same-sex marriage bans violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of due process and equal protection.

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The Tragedy in Charleston

June 29, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

Members of Congress and President Obama responded to the Charleston tragedy with statements, visits with those affected, and policy proposals. POPVOX highlights related bills.

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What does “and for other purposes” mean in legislation?

June 29, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

“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.

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The Week Ahead: June 29 – July 3

June 28, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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!

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The Week Ahead: June 22 – 26

June 21, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

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!

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