This week starts early for the Senate—on Sunday to consider reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank and repealing Obamacare, and a bill to eliminate federal funding of Planned Parenthood. The House will work on aviation security and the TSA, sexual assault in the military and the REINS Act.

Last week, the United States along with France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China signed a deal with Iran to substantially limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions. Now the deal goes to Congress for approval.

It's a busy week in Congress as we look ahead to August recess. Congress must review last week's agreement with Iran limiting its nuclear program. Plus, weigh in on the short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, GMO labeling of food, Appropriations bills and more.

This week, the House will consider legislation addressing California’s drought, access to capital especially for small businesses and homelessness among veterans. The Senate will continue to work on fixing No Child Left Behind. Share your voice on POPVOX!


With Congress in recess the last week, all eyes have been on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions. Here's a look at how Congress is responding -- and what's on their agenda this week, including fixing 'No Child Left Behind.'

To honor the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we are happy to share The Declaration Project, from DemocracyCafe. The project "features a comprehensive collection of declarations of independence and kindred declarations crafted in the U.S. and the world over."


After the tragic attack on parishioners in a Charleston church, Members of Congress and President Obama responded with statements, visits with the community, and policy proposals. POPVOX highlights bills related to the event and the President's speech at the Charleston eulogy.


This week, the House will consider bills related to transparency in the Dept. of Homeland Security, EPA regulations on power plants and the cotton market. The Senate will continue working on fast-track legislation, which was passed by the House last week. And it's Father's Day in Congress!

The House considers withdrawing troops from Iraq and Syria, or a vote on an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force). Also the House votes on bills related to health care costs and Medicare, and a resolution regarding American prisoners in Iran. It's NDAA in the Senate. And, Flag Day!

It’s a busy week for Congress! The Senate will work on funding federal defense and intelligence programs. The House will work on labeling of meats, taxing internet access and body cameras on police officers. Also, it’s Appropriations season. Share your voice on POPVOX!

Here’s a look at the Top 20 Bills in May. These were the bills that garnered the most activity on POPVOX—and what (if any) action they’ve gotten in Congress. The most active bill on POPVOX was the America Competes Reauthorization Act, which was passed by the House.

The Senate was in session on Sunday—a rare occurrence—to consider reforming NSA surveillance programs before provisions of the PATRIOT Act expire at midnight. The House returns Monday to consider American fishing, modernizing the Toxic Substance Control Act, several land bills and appropriations.