Last week, an unlikely group of Senators—Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)—participated in a colloquy on the Senate floor about reforming minimum sentencing. Here's a look at bills related to criminal justice reform.

It’s budget season in Congress! Take a look at the Republicans’ proposed budget for FY 2016 being considered in the House. Meanwhile, the Senate will work on its own Republican budget proposal. Also, weigh in on bills related to criminal justice reform. Share your voice on POPVOX!




The debt limit is back! The federal debt limit will be reached on March 16—unless Congress acts. The Senate will continue working on a human trafficking bill. And the House will vote on several bills related to health care costs. The House and Senate are both in session—share your voice on POPVOX!

Approximately 2.5 million Americans experienced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in 2010. An estimated 3.2 million Americans are living with long-term, severe disabilities as a result of brain injury. Here's a look at proposals in Congress to address TBI and concussions.

Last week, Congress did pass a “clean” DHS funding bill, but the Senate was not able to override a Presidential veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. This week, the Senate will consider human trafficking, assistance to Ukraine and military action against ISIS. Share your voice on POPVOX!

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will become the second foreign leader in history to address Congress three times. And, while Congress was able to temporarily prevent a shutdown of the Dept. of Homeland Security, it will have once again work on longer-term funding. Share your voice!


Congress is back from recess, in time for the Senate to work on Homeland Security appropriations, which expires on Feb. 27. The House will vote on replacing No Child Left Behind. Congress also has until Feb. 26 to respond to Washington DC's marijuana legalization measure before it becomes law.

It’s President’s Day – and Congress is in recess this week. The Feb 27 deadline to fund the Dept. of Homeland Security looms ahead, as well as responding to the President's Draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force. And, the FAA drafted proposed regulations for commercial drone flight.


The Senate will continue to work on a bill to fund the Dept. of Homeland Security. If lawmakers don't pass a bill by Feb. 27, the agency will shut down. The House will vote on two tax bills, as well as transportation safety bills and the Senate-passed Keystone bill. Share your voice on POPVOX.

Congress survived the first month of the 114th Congressional session! In January alone, Members of Congress introduced 1,100 bills and resolutions -- managed to pass only one bill which became law. See the Top 20 bills according to POPVOX users and share your voice.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outlined the House Republican agenda for Feb., which includes repealing the Affordable Care Act and federal regulations' effects on small business. The Senate will work on veterans' suicide and Dept. of Homeland Security funding. Also, some football fun!




It’s been more than six years since TransCanada first submitted an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Here's a look at the key decision-makers' roles, including the White House, Congress, the State Department and the courts. Then weigh in for yourself on POPVOX.