Congress

The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2017)

January 30, 2017

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Team POPVOX   The week, much of the focus in Congress will be on the executive order signed by President Trump late Friday and temporarily halted by a Boston court on Saturday. Congress will also vote to invalidate several rules put in place by the Obama administration in […]

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Urgent: Congress voting soon to end federally funded abortions

January 23, 2017

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin   The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon, likely tomorrow, on a pro-life bill titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 7). Text of the bill is available here. Take action now! Congress will likely vote on this […]

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The Week Ahead in Congress (Jan 9-13, 2017)

January 9, 2017

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Team POPVOX   The focus of the week will be on the Senate, which will hold nine confirmation hearing for Trump nominees along with what promises to be an eventful “vote-o-rama” on the Budget Resolution that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House will continue its focus […]

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GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Dec. 12-16, 2016)

December 16, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Whitney Wyszynski   Senate wrapped up work for the year with rare Saturday session… meaning both the House and Senate closed out business for the 114th Congress. Iran sanctions bill became law without President Obama’s signature, extending sanctions for 10 more years. President Obama signed massive medical cures legislation into […]

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Closing Out The Week in Congress: Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2016

November 4, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by: Veronica Coffin   Sure you’ve been hearing about a certain election… But there are lots more on deck that affect you and how you’re represented in Congress. Rep. Paul Ryan said he will seek Speakership Lots of speculation this week as to whether Rep. Paul Ryan will resign the Speakership or run […]

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Congress releases classified 28 pages of 9/11 Report

July 16, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Dr. Eowyn Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited and much-speculated-about 28 pages from the report by the congressional Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. 9/11 was the worst attack on U.S. soil in […]

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The Week Ahead in Congress Jul 5-8, 2016

July 5, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin Congress returns from July 4 to begin its annual sprint to August recess. The House will take up a counterterrorism bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases for terror suspects. It will also consider bills on mental health, Medicare payment policies for medical equipment, and fixes to new crowdfunding […]

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A Week in the Life of the American Police State

June 21, 2016

Email this pageBy John Whitehead “Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”—Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States If you’ve been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you’ve likely missed the latest news about all the ways in […]

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Congress exploits Zika virus fear to loosen pesticide restrictions

May 28, 2016

Email this pageHouse Republicans exploit Zika virus fear to loosen pesticide restrictions, permit chemical dumping in water supplies Submitted by: Veronica Coffin   by: Julie Wilson While the rest of the world awakens to the damaging effects of pesticide pollution, officials in the U.S. are working to allow more pesticides into our water supplies. The […]

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Sen Jeff Sessions Warns Congress About Trying to Pass TPP During Lame-Duck…

May 8, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin by sundance Listed below the video from Jeff Sessions you will find two pdf outlines which detail some of the more concerning aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal. Feel free to share those pdf formats with your friends, family and social circles who are not familiar with the […]

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Congressional “Fix” Made Things Worse; Federal Judge Says National Security Letters Now “Constitutional”

May 7, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin As the so-called USA Freedom Act was making its way through Congress, we warned that it would do nothing to substantially curtail federal surveillance and could actually make things worse. It made things worse. A federal judge has “ruled” that provisions relating to national security letters (NSLs) – as amended […]

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Gavel Down Closing out the Week in Congress: April 4-8

April 8, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By WHITNEY WYSZYNSKI, POPVOX Senate returned from recess; House is out until April 12. Senate passed trade secrets bill and began considering FAA reauthorization bill. Senate HELP committee advanced medical innovation bills, lining up floor votes for companion legislation to House-passed bill. Obama Administration released final “fiduciary rule” for investment advisors, […]

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Gavel Down Closing out the Week in Congress: March 28-April 1

April 1, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin Both the House and Senate were out on recess this week. (No, it’s not THAT kind of “recess.”) A few Senators came back to DC to meet with SCOTUS nominee, Merrick B. Garland. The House floated a draft bill to address the Puerto Rico debt crisis. And it turned […]

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Closing Out the Week in Congress Feb. 21-26, 2016

February 26, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin SHARE Act Advances in the House On Friday afternoon, the House passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406) by a vote of 242-161. As we noted, the bill combined several smaller bills related to hunting, wildlife, and public lands.According to the Congressional Budget Office: “H.R. 2406 would amend […]

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It Didn’t Happen Overnight

February 2, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin Because of my many years as a conservative in elected office, I have been asked by others, “how did we get in this mess we are in?” The great author Robert Louis Stevenson wisely said, “Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.” […]

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US Gov’t trying to mandate toxic vaccines for all veterans (or deny them VA healthcare services)

January 31, 2016

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin   By: Sarah Knight   The S.1203 bill has been quick to draw criticism from a variety of groups due to its controversial attempt to mandate vaccinations for all veterans that wish to receive medical services from the Veterans Administration (VA).(1) It has long been suggested that veterans who […]

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