4/15: 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?


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.

Tax reform has consistently been a topic of interest on POPVOX -- so we are spotlighting it during tax season. Here's a look at some recently introduced tax proposals, including the Fair Tax Act, the Death Tax Repeal Act, the Flat Tax and the Buffett Rule. Share your voice on POPVOX.



Last week, the Senate passed an amendment to the Senate budget to expand access to paid sick days, 61 – 39. Since budget resolutions are not binding, this doesn’t mean that paid sick days will become law, but it’s a symbolic first step for the issue, especially in a Presidential campaign season.

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) announced he will resign at the end of the month after allegations of improper spending of his Congressional funds. Here's a look at bills to address Congressional ethics. Share your voice on POPVOX!


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.

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