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 »
Are the silencers themselves weapons, or merely add-ons for weapons?
Jan 20, 2021 7:46 a.m.
Were his comments implicitly encouraging such violence at the Capitol Building attack, or merely warning of the possibility?
Jan 19, 2021 3:44 p.m.
It's a new Congress with brand new bills to discuss! Our first video for the 117th Congress covers a bill that argues firearm silencers should not be treated the ...
Jan 18, 2021 4:54 p.m.
The proposal comes after many House Republicans filed a Supreme Court brief seeking to overturn the presidential election results in…
Jan 18, 2021 12:13 p.m.
This GovTrack A Bill A Minute is about legislation that would end subsidies for wind power production. Is it the right time? The sponsors think so.
Dec 15, 2020 8:51 p.m.
In recent years, some countries have been able to cut off Internet access to their residents. Could that happen here? There's currently a law on the books that ...
Dec 11, 2020 6:16 p.m.