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The Week Ahead in Congress: Nov. 9 – Nov. 13, 2015

November 8, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

This week, the House is in recess and the Senate will work on a Veterans Affairs funding bill. Before leaving town, 35 lawmakers—from across the political spectrum—sent a letter urging a vote on authorizing force against ISIS. And President Obama is urging Congress to “ban the box” to give formerly incarcerated people a fairer chance […]

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Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress — 11.06.15

November 7, 2015 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

This Week on POPVOX: Top Search: “firearms” Most Active Bill or Proposal: Proposal for Full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund(LWCF) #Highway Bill goes to conference The House passed its long-term highway bill and went to conference to work out a final version with the Senate. House Leadership appointed conferees for the […]

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POPVOX View From the Hill

The Week Ahead in Congress: Nov. 1 – Nov. 6

November 1, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

One step closer to a long-term highway bill;  a possible vote to override Defense bill veto; challenges to the Administration’s water rules, renewed discussion about military authorization and action in Syria… and much more! A New Speaker   The House officially has a new Speaker: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R, WI-1). You might have heard – […]

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Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress — 10.30.15

October 30, 2015 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

This Week on POPVOX Top Search on POPVOX: “firearm” Most Active Bill on POPVOX:   Hearing Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 3799)    from Rep. Matt Salmon (R, AZ)    To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.     New Speaker On The Block This week in Congress was one for the history books. John […]

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Attempts to Invalidate the Clean Power Plan rule with the Congressional Review Act (CRA)

October 27, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is a legislative Loch Ness monster, much discussed and rarely seen. Members of Congress will use the CRA to seek to override the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan.” Members of Congress will seek to override the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan” with a rarely-used legislative tool the Congressional Review Act. […]

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Transportation Funding — The #HighwayBill

October 25, 2015 / Team POPVOX / Uncategorized

The Highway Trust Fund authorization is set to expire on October 29th. Without an agreement on a highway funding bill, the Department of Transportation will begin cutting back on payments to states and local governments for infrastructure projects beginning in November. This summer, Congress passed a three-month highway funding extension – the 34th short-term extension […]

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The Week Ahead: Oct. 26 – Oct. 30

October 25, 2015 / Rachna Choudhry / Uncategorized

The Highway Trust Fund authorization is set to expire on October 29th. Without an agreement on a highway funding bill, the Department of Transportation will begin cutting back on payments to states and local governments for infrastructure projects beginning in November.  Ex-Im Discharge Petition expected to proceed On Monday, the first successful discharge petition since 1992 is […]

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Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress — 10.23.15

October 23, 2015 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

POPVOX This Week Top Search on POPVOX: “gun” Most Active Bill on POPVOX: Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R.3762) from Rep. Tom Price (R, GA) Reconciliation is an expedited process that offers some procedural advantages: it needs the support of a simple majority in the Senate, and cannot be filibustered. This reconciliation bill includes language to repeal […]

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