congress

A handy guide to all Congress happenings on both sides of the aisle. Thank goodness for this political body that keeps Presidential power in check.

Bryan Watch: Labor HHS Edition
On June 12 and 13, the House voted on 70 (Seventy!) amendments to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (HR 2740). Most (43) passed on a non-party line basis. So, what about the remaining 27? St...
Bryan Watch June 1
We have a first this week on Bryan Watch. Representative Steil’s first extreme vote, Roll Call #232 (June 3). Steil was one of 58 Republicans to vote against HR 2157, the supplemental appropriations b...
Bryan Watch: May Week 4
This was a big week for Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI 1). He was the leader of the fight against the Consumers First Act, and the House voted on his very first amendment to a bill and on his first motion to ...
Bryan Watch: May Week 3
There were two major issues this week in the House: Equality for LGBTQ citizens, and expanding access to health care. The week closed with the House passing HR 5, The Equality Act, just in time for Ga...
John Heckenlively2 months ago
Bryan Watch: May Week 1
Bryan Watch: May Week 1 Congress is back in session, so it's time to take a look at what they’ve been up to. The big issue of the week for the House was HR 9, the Climate Action Now Act. The bill woul...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The 17th Amendment
This Amendment was passed by Congress, May 13, 1912 and ratified on April 18th, 1913. As such, the Constitutional Amendment declares that Congressional Senators can serve a six-year term in Congress. ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The 15th Amendment
The 15th Amendment was about giving black men the right to vote, seeing as it stated that the United States cannot deny the vote based on race, color, or whether one had been a slave or not. The 15th ...
John Heckenlively2 months ago
Bryan Watch: April Week 2
The second week of April was pretty slow for Congress. Only 11 votes cast, and six were non-party line votes. Of the five party line votes, three were procedural. Party line votes first. The big parti...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 14th Amendment
The 14th Amendment is a heavy situation to write about. You see, natural citizens are born in the United States. To take away birthright citizenship is to destroy a huge cornerstone of what American l...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
Reason First: Has the Government Broken Mark Zuckerberg?
It’s a shame to see one of the youngest, brightest minds in charge stoop to a level of a pushover. Residue from the pressure that Congress issued out against Mr. Mark Zuckerberg drove him to pen his l...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 13th Amendment
The 13th Amendment had passed on April 8th, 1864, and then by the House on April 8th, 1865. The 13th Amendment then became about the abolition of forced slavery or labor regarding involuntary servitud...
Christina Scanlon3 months ago
The FDA Wants to Ban Flavored E-Juice, Endangering Millions of Americans
Imagine this. The government or some other higher authority banned something that you enjoyed; whether it be sweets, television, video games, etc. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “That could never h...
John Heckenlively3 months ago
Steil Watch: Feb-Mar
Steil Watch: February-March Edition. Congress wasn’t up to all that much the last two months, so I had to wait until there was enough to fill a report. But here is what Congressman Bryan Steil (Wiscon...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 12th Amendment
The 12th Amendment to the United States Constitution was first developed on December 9th, 1803, and was thereafter ratified on June 15th, 1804, because it provided new legislation for electing the Pre...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 11th Amendment
The 11th Amendment reads as follows: the judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
The 10th Amendment to the Constitution
The 10th Amendment reads as follows: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
The 9th Amendment
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people,” this is the text of the 9th Amendment. On September 17, 1787 the An...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
The 8th Amendment
The 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution is about not having excessive bail to get you out of trouble. Excessive bail is not supposed to be a thing, especially heavy fines, or cruel punishm...