Tag Archives: House of Representatives

The Subpoena Battle Continues; The Fight to Secure Trump’s Finances



A district court just ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee’s ability to secure documents detailing the last seven years of Trump’s Finances for legislative purposes and investigating violations to the emoluments clause. The question now is whether this information will actually be used to accomplish such a narrow goal, or whether it will be publicly released or used to more broadly investigate the president.


America’s Disaster Relief Gets Caught Up in a Debate on Puerto Rico



America is trying to pass a bill to help Americans who were victims of natural disasters. The problem is, Democrats want that bill to include additional aid and protect existing aid for Puerto Rico. Republicans think spending money on Puerto Rico is inefficient because of the government’s track record on existing aid spending.


The Battle for Gun Control; The House’s Background Check Legislation Explained



The House of Representatives just passed what is being described as the first major gun control laws in decades. Here’s what’s in these two bills, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.


Passing the Natural Resources Management Act



In a massive bipartisan success, the Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act in a 92 to eight vote. This protects 1,300,000 additional acres of wildlife, and makes several other impressive changes. Here’s what this legislation does.


The Emergency Wall; What is Going On?



Trump declared a national emergency ending the border wall funding fight. The question now is… well it’s mostly just panic. Here’s exactly what’s happening.


The Debt Ceiling Looms Over New Congressional Negotiations



As of March 1st we need to raise our debt ceiling again, This somewhat regular tradition of cruising to the edge of the fiscal cliff has been used to negotiate in American politics for quite some time. Now it’s back, and under Trump’s guidance, we might take it too far.


How to Resolve a Resolution; New NAFTA and Congress



This trade war story is yet to have it’s happily ever after moment because both parties in congress do not like the USMCA trade agreement that America recently signed with Canadian and Mexican leaders. Here’s how implementation is playing out in Congress.


Congressional Disapproval: Congress Weighs in on Middle East Peace Plans



Both the Senate and House are looking at bills to rein in the president’s ability to stop performing military actions abroad. Here’s what powers they have to continue a war.