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.

  • Ted Prezelski
    Published 21 days ago
    Third in Line

    Third in Line

    There has been talk of presidential succession, which brings up an issue I have with our line of succession. Even people in government can be confused about the line of succession after the Vice President. When there was an attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan early in his term and he was rushed to the hospital, Vice President George H. W. Bush happened to be in Texas. Secretary of State Alexander Haig famously took to a lectern in the White House press room to declare “I am in control.”
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 24 days ago
    Bryanwatch: Late Sep 2020

    Bryanwatch: Late Sep 2020

    A relatively calm week in Congress, with only a dozen votes. Probably good considering the level of insanity the rest of American politics saw this week. There were 9 party line votes, and Rep. Steil sided with his Republican colleagues on every one of them.
  • Chantal Spurgeon
    Published 29 days ago
    What Congress Must Do In 2021

    What Congress Must Do In 2021

    This week will be a very telling week. President Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination on Saturday, and the Senate has vowed to immediately take up her confirmation. Tuesday night sees the first debate between candidates Trump and Biden. Trump's tax returns appear to have been revealed, and many are in an uproar over the fact that he has paid fewer taxes than a restaurant server or grocery clerk. As colder weather is rolling for autumn, COVID-19 numbers have again begun to rise. The election is just over a month away. This next week could be a turning point in campaigns for the many Senate and House seats up for grabs. The hope is that the Democrats can keep control of the House, and turn control of the Senate.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published about a month ago
    Steil Against Equity, Diversity

    Steil Against Equity, Diversity

    A relatively slow week in Congress. Only 14 votes, seven of them party line. Steil stayed with his party this week, keeping with his general pattern.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published about a month ago
    Could Congress Choose the President?

    Could Congress Choose the President?

    There have been some suggestions that because Donald Trump is likely to lose the popular vote by an even larger margin than he did in 2016, and may lose the electoral college as well, that his attorneys may play out the clock and deliberately postpone things in enough states so that no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes and the election is thrown into the House of Representatives.
  • 69 Articles Production
    Published about a month ago
    What Is The Difference Between The House of Representatives and The Senate?

    What Is The Difference Between The House of Representatives and The Senate?

    What is the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate? Do you want to know the considerable difference between the House of Representatives and the senate? There were a lot of thoughtful responses when this question was asked on Quora. Both of them are considered to be the main parts of the Congress. But they have the duties, functions, and tasks that are completely different from each other. So let’s make you learn out the clear cut difference between the two terms
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 3 months ago
    Bryan Watch: Late July 2020

    Bryan Watch: Late July 2020

    Congress had a relatively busy week last week (July 21-24), with 28 votes, including multiple votes on the State Department Appropriations bill. There were 24 party-line votes last week, and Congressman Steil voted with the Republicans on 21 of them.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 4 months ago
    Bryanwatch: Late June 2020

    Bryanwatch: Late June 2020

    A slow but important week for Congress, as the House addresses the issue of police brutality and DC statehood. On Thursday, June 25, the House passed HR 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It marked the one month anniversary of the death of George Floyd, who was choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer May 25. Only three Republicans supported the bill: Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Will Hurd (TX) and Fred Upton (MI). Every other Republican, including Steil, voted against holding police officers accountable (RC 119).
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 4 months ago
    Bryanwatch: Late June II

    Bryanwatch: Late June II

    Very partisan happenings the last week of June on Capitol Hill. Sixteen votes and every one of them party line. Steil voted with the Republicans 15 of 16 times.
  • Juan Faragher
    Published 7 months ago
    Dear Congress, From The People.

    Dear Congress, From The People.

    (I have sent this letter to my representatives in the US Congress, I have decided to post it here because I believe that the message goes beyond just my own representatives, but to everyone that represents our interests in government. I have changed some of the formatting for Vocal, but the message remains the same. If you agree with my message then please share it. We live in dark times, but that only means we must shine the light much brighter. Let your voice be heard. Let our voice be heard. // Namaste - Ju <3)
  • Dr. Williams
    Published 9 months ago
    The Missing Pages Of American History

    The Missing Pages Of American History

    In memory is where many of us can escape the surrealness of now. For a nation that was founded by the guiding principles of Liberty, Justice, Education, and Morality have all withered by the decay of corruption, deceit, and greed of those who we entrusted to do the publics good. From humble beginnings of a fledging nation to the harsh realities of today the American public have been grossly misled. While some Presidents and members of Congress thought they were moving the country in the right direction only to have the public ill prepared for the consequences of their actions have had lasting effects on every American. Some of those actions taken were designed to deceive the public and entrench a ruling class elite.
  • John Heckenlively
    Published 10 months ago
    Steil's First Year

    Steil's First Year

    Since we are wrapping up Bryan Steil’s first year in the House, it seems like a good time for a review. So here are the top votes for each month, to give you a feel for Steil’s record.