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With one week left in current funding authorization, Congress must pass a deal this week to avoid a government shutdown. The House will vote on a major water resources bill. And both chambers are expected to vote to override a presidential veto of a bill to let 9/11 families sue potential state sponsors of terror.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/09/25/weekly-update-the-week-ahead-in-congress-sep-26-20-2016/

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Fall arrived, as did a CR to keep the government open…

After several delays, Senate cleared its first procedural hurdle for short-term spending bill. CR made its debut on Thursday, giving Senators four days before next vote. President Obama vetoed legislation allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, setting up possible congressional override. House passed bill banning cash payments to Iran, and Senate failed to take up resolution to override Saudi Arabia arms deal.


https://blog.popvox.com/2016/09/23/gavel-down-closing-out-the-week-in-congress-sept-19-23-2016/

#Congress #Legislation #ContinuingResolution #Iran #SaudiArabia #JASTA #Zika


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Weekly Update: The Week Ahead in Congress (Sep. 12-16, 2016)

The Senate will again work on a $9.4 billion water projects bill that includes $200 million for Flint, Michigan. The House will vote on tech-related bills to prohibit ticket-buying bots, and prevent agreements limiting consumers' right to leave Yelp-like reviews. The House will also vote on bills to prohibit prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay, limit the President's ability to remove countries from the list of state sponsors of terror, and finalizing a military agreement with Israel.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/09/12/weekly-update-the-week-ahead-in-congress-sep-12-16-2016/

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Congress is back from August recess, with legislative days ticking away.

A bipartisan bill to protect sexual assault victims passed, as did a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue sovereign states over potential involvement in those attacks. The energy conference committee met for the first time and a bipartisan water resources bill got ready to move next week. Zika funding failed for a third time but appears set to be rolled into a short-term spending bill that will stave off a government shutdown and send this Congress off into the election year sunset.

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August recess is drawing to a close…

Congress will return to the District after Labor Day, along with your Weekly Update and Gavel Down newsletters from POPVOX. For now, here's a recap of the issues Congress is talking about in their final days of summer.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/08/26/gavel-closing-week-congress-aug-21-26-2016/

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Trans-Pacific Partnership is on the move…

President Obama submitted notice to Congress, kicking off series of Congressional hearings and negotiations with the White House. Historic flooding in Louisiana caused multibillion-dollar disaster, spurring federal response. House Ways and Means set to mark up bill providing Olympic tax exemption. Members of Congress continued work back home — hosting job fairs, touring dairy farms, and writing op eds.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/08/19/gavel-closing-week-congress-aug-15-19-2016/

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Zika funding's running out…

Several lawmakers called for new funding bill. A federal judge questioned new gag-order rules, as mandated by USA Freedom Act. Pentagon announced arms deal with Saudi Arabia, giving Congress 30 days to block sale. Federal health regulators called for new nursing home privacy policies. Members of Congress continued work back home — meeting with constituents, touring facilities, and receiving local briefings.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/08/12/gavel-closing-week-congress-aug-8-12-2016/

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It's time for GAVEL DOWN!

We bid our summer interns adieu as they share their biggest takeaways from covering and studying Congress. Major opioid legislation recently became law, and we answer the age old question: What does Congress do on recess?

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/08/05/gavel-down-closing-out-the-week-in-congress-aug-1-5-2016/

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Congress is back home working...

And we're sending a summer version of Gavel Down --
full of how current events relate to Congressional happenings,
as well as updates on major legislation.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/07/29/gavel-closing-week-congress-july-25-29-2016/

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A week full of legislating before departing for seven-week recess…

Two bills head to the White House — GMO labeling and opioid addiction and treatment — after passing Congress this week. Senate voted to tee up two conference committees — one on major energy legislation and one on annual defense bill. House passed interior-EPA appropriations bill during late night vote series. Congress passed compromise FAA reauthorization, providing funding for another 14 months. Senate approved historic nomination for Librarian of Congress. House passed bill to end major principle of administrative law and several bills related to Iran, following one year anniversary of Iran nuclear deal. Senate failed to pass funding to combat Zika virus.

https://blog.popvox.com/2016/07/15/closing-out-the-week-in-congress-july-11-15-2016/
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