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This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Friday. The main item on their agenda is S. 139, legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, otherwise known as the “crown jewel” of the surveillance state. While S. 139 makes some [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Thursday. The big event this week is the vote on tax reform which is expected to happen on Thursday. The tax reform bill is generally good, but it still retains Chained CPI, which will eliminate many of he [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate is in recess this week. The House is in Tuesday through Friday. While not on the schedule, the House may vote on H.Con.Res. 81, a privileged resolution ordering the President to withdraw US troops from Yemen. The results should come [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate is in session this week and may still vote on “GrahamCare” although at this writing it is unlikely they will find the votes to pass the bill.  On Sunday Ted Cruz said he could not support the bill as written, and yesterday Maine [...]

This Week in Congress Update

The Congressional leadership is really going to attach the debt ceiling increase to the Hurricane Harvey relief bill. The plan is to pass a clean relief bill tomorrow in the House and then send it to the Senate where they will attach a debt [...]

This Week in Congress Part One: Raising Taxes

Congress is in session Monday through whenever they pass the end-of-Year spending bill. Today the House is voting on the tax bill, which the Senate is expected to pass tomorrow. While far from perfect, the bill does represent a good step forward [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Thursday. The Senate is also in session Monday through Thursday. They will consider nominations. On Tuesday the House will consider H.R. 3411. This bill amends the definition of “joint employer” to [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate comes into session and is likely to spend the bulk of the week on nominations, including a new member of the Federal Communications Commission. The House is in session Monday through Friday. The big bill on the schedule is the Fiscal [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate will be working on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. Senator Rand Paul is currently holding up the bill by sitting on the floor and objecting to every unanimous consent request until he gets a vote on his [...]

This Week in Congress

Grab onto your wallets! Congress is back. . . The Senate convened today and will spend most of the week on the National Defense Authorization Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to ram the NDAA through on unanimous consent in July, [...]