The House will consider the Obama Administration’s reforms of the Clean Water Act, funding for national defense programs, reforming NSA bulk data collection and an abortion ban. The Senate will consider “fast track” trade authority and Americans held in Iran. Also, a look at WWII bills on V-E Day.
The House is in recess this week, but the Senate will continue to work on a bill that would require that an Iran nuclear deal be reviewed by Congress. Also, weigh in on horse legislation–and new bills on law enforcement accountability and video recording of officers.
It’s Appropriations Season! The House will work on two appropriations bills, to provide funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and also Energy and Water Development. The Senate will continue considering a bill that would require Congressional review of the Iran Nuclear deal.
Today marks the centennial of the Meds Yeghern, the first mass atrocity of the 20th Century. Beginning in 1915, Armenians of the Ottoman Empire were deported and massacred. Some in Congress are calling on President Obama to officially recognize it as a “genocide.” Share your voice on POPVOX.
Today is April 20, known as 420 Day, which is now well-referenced in popular culture as referring to marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia have passed recreational marijuana legislation. Here’s a look at pending legislation in Congress. Share your voice on POPVOX!
This week, Congress will consider Trade Promotion Authority, which would “fast track” trade deals. The Senate will vote on requiring Congressional review of any final nuclear agreement with Iran, and the House will consider how companies share cybersecurity information with the government.
Congress returns from recess in time for spring! House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a memo outlining his agenda for April, including “tax freedom and financial independence.” Meanwhile, the Senate considers the “doc fix” and Congressional review of an Iran nuclear deal.