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House Passes Bill to Expand Background Checks on Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

A bill that would expand background checks on Iraqi and Syrian refugees hoping to enter the United States has moved quickly through… Read More »

Nov 19, 2015 5:39 p.m.

Big Banks Saved from Fed Dividend Reduction in Highway Bill

Lawmakers have been working on a major transportation infrastructure bill, H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act. When the Senate passed the bill in July… Read More »

Nov 19, 2015 8:17 a.m.

Detecting and Preventing Insider Threats to the Department of Homeland Security

On Nov. 2 the House passed a bill to establish a program to detect “insider threats” within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). H.R… Read More »

Nov 10, 2015 6:26 p.m.

The Ex-Im Bank is One Step Closer to Being Revived Thanks to a Rare Parliamentary Procedure in the…

House Democrats and a portion of the Republican House majority teamed up last week to win an important battle in the fight to bring back… Read More »

Nov 3, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Week Ahead for Nov. 2–6: Water, Defense, and Highways

This week Congress will consider excluding certain water from EPA authority, establishing a long term highway and infrastructure plan, and… Read More »

Nov 2, 2015 1:02 p.m.

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Presidential Candidates Miss Votes

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 3:36 p.m.

The 2016 presidential candidates are under a lot of scrutiny right now, and the five who are sitting senators even more so. Sen. Marco Rubio ... Read More »

No Speaker since 1933 was elected with more than one vote from the minority party

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 2:59 p.m.

With the Republican party now selecting their nominee for the next Speaker of the House, there’s been some discussion of whether a moderate Republican candidate ... Read More »

GovTrack Updates for Spring/Summer 2015

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Here’s what’s new on GovTrack this Spring & Summer: GovTrack Insider After running a summer-long experiment with intern Ben, we successfully funded the launch of ... Read More »

Users report GovTrack makes them more confident about approaching government

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 6:49 p.m.

This summer GovTrack ran a survey of its users to learn more about the site’s effectiveness. The survey, run in collaboration with mySociety, revealed something ... Read More »