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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress

April 15, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

The House passed a bill to expedite FDA review of Zika treatments. The Senate made progress on FAA reauthorization. The encryption debate enters a new stage with the release of a draft Senate bill. And, just in time for tax day, the House Ways and Means committee advanced four bills related to IRS operations. Top Search on […]

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POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress

GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the week in Congress

March 19, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

The President announced a Supreme Court nominee and found common ground with the House in calling actions by ISIS "genocide." The House Budget Committee approved a proposal. The Senate failed to advance an GMO labeling bill. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "HUMAN TRAFFICKING"   H.R. 3381 CHILDHOOD CANCER STAR ACT President Obama nominated Merrick […]

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POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress

Gavel Down: Closing out the Week in Congress

March 4, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

Senate continues work on bill to address opioid crisis, budget talks hit snag, and the encryption debate continues. Top Search on POPVOX this week: "s2242" Most active bill on POPVOX this week: S. 524 COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT (CARA) OF 2016   Senate Considers Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (CARA) On Monday, Senate […]

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The Week Ahead in Congress

February 14, 2016 / Team POPVOX / Weekly Update

Congress is out for the President’s Day Recess. Attention in Washington has turned to the Supreme Court.   Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) With the news of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, his life and legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court is the main topic in Washington this week. Inevitably, the conversation has […]

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POPVOX Gavel Down_Closing Out the Week in Congress

Gavel Down: Closing Out the Week in Congress

February 5, 2016 / Whitney Wyszynski / Gavel Down

The Senate failed to advance a bipartisan energy bill due to controversy over funding to aid Flint, Michigan. The House took another vote to end Obamacare, failing to override the President's veto — on Groundhog Day. The House passed several bills related to startup investment and ending "Operation Choke Point." Conservatives in Congress preemptively opposed the President's […]

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