The Week Ahead: May 11 – 15

May 10, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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The Week Ahead: May 4 – 8

May 3, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank

April 28, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

The Export-Import Bank’s authorization is set to expire on June 30, 2015—and the House and Senate must decide whether to reauthorize the Bank. Share your voice on POPVOX!

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The Week Ahead in Congress: April 27 – May 1

April 26, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Armenian Remembrance Day

April 24, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Marijuana Legislation

April 20, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Issue Spotlight

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!

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The Week Ahead in Congress: April 20 – 24

April 19, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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Top 50 of the First 100 Days

April 15, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

Today marks the first 100 days of the 114th Congress. Here’s a recap, some fun facts — and a closer look at the 50 most active bills among POPVOX users. How many of the 3,125 bills in these 100 days introduced have you weighed in on?

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Equal Pay Day, 2015

April 14, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Issue Spotlight

Today is Equal Pay Day, and POPVOX is highlighting bills related the wage gap between men and women, as well as President Obama’s response. Share your voice on POPVOX!

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The Week Ahead in Congress: April 13 – 17

April 12, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

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.

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