Middle school social studies textbooks and Schoolhouse Rock songs paint a stereotypical portrait of how congressional legislation gets passed. But in real life, the story of how federal laws actually get enacted usually proves far more complex. To examine how, GovTrack Insider browsed through all the laws enacted by Congress in 2019–20, looking for one that seemed both particularly interesting and undercovered by national media.Read the story of The Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act »
No word on whether Aladdin’s and Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet would still be allowed in.
Jun 29, 2022 7:49 a.m.
The punishment for skipping school could become lighter, too late for Ferris Bueller.
Jun 27, 2022 2:07 p.m.
If the U.S. oil stockpile had a fuel gauge like vehicles do, it would be moving from ‘F’ to ‘E.’
Jun 24, 2022 10:05 a.m.
It's not your imagination. The ads on ad-supported streaming services really are yelling at you. The CALM Act aims to regulate ...
Jun 9, 2022 5:07 p.m.
This GovTrack #aBillaMinute is about chocolate milk. Or maybe veganism. Or possibly the economic interests of dairy farmers.
May 11, 2022 6:49 p.m.
Slot machine earnings: over or undertaxed? Rep. Dina Titus thinks it's the former and we tell you about it in this GovTrack ...
Apr 27, 2022 4:17 p.m.
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