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What is an Omnibus Bill?
June 27, 2016, 8:31 a.m.

 Have you seen a recent headline about Congress passing an omnibus bill? Curious about what this obscure sounding piece of legislation is? Below we provide a non-partisan explanation of omnibus bills.....


Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 5, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.</span>

March 1, 2013, 3:09 p.m.

The “Fiscal Cliff” and how it relates to our most recent financial conundrum, “The Sequester.”

Primary in Illinois' 2nd District Special Election
Feb. 26, 2013, 10:09 a.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Six days after Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to the misuse of campaign funds, voters in his long-held district go the polls to begin the process of finding a replacement. </p>


Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

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"Are you willing to tell citizens where you stand on the issues?"
April 6, 2012, 11:44 a.m.

It's that time again! We're trying&nbsp;&nbsp;to coax the truth out of politicians across the country with the Political Courage Test. Find out if your candidates are being tested now.&nbsp;


Congressional Beginnings
Oct. 6, 2011, 4:36 p.m.



To all Congressional Candidates: Gotcha!
Oct. 15, 2010, 2:06 p.m.

Project Vote Smart is putting a BIG GUARD DOG onto the political playing field. Today VoteEasy will go national with the attached release. &nbsp;It has not been easy to create and we need your help to build on it. Even if you be a contributing member or volunteer, please use it to defend yourself from the political nonesense that frustrates and often disgusts us all.&nbsp;


Precious Moments
April 23, 2008, 5:37 p.m.

Precious Moments
April 9, 2008, 9:57 p.m.

Precious Moments
Feb. 21, 2008, 9 p.m.


US-Peru Trade Agreement Podcast HR 3688
Dec. 12, 2007, 10:56 p.m.

Navigating Thomas: Bill Texts
Dec. 12, 2007, 10:14 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Nov. 19, 2007, 5:43 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Nov. 12, 2007, 6:31 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Nov. 5, 2007, 5:16 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Oct. 19, 2007, 10:38 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Oct. 15, 2007, 4:13 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Oct. 8, 2007, 6:15 p.m.

Patent Law Changes Act Podcast
Sept. 17, 2007, 7:57 p.m.

Here's What's Happening in Congress:
Sept. 14, 2007, 10:32 p.m.

Congressional Snapshot Podcast
Aug. 20, 2007, 2:10 p.m.

A Breather for Congress
Aug. 10, 2007, 9:32 p.m.

Congressional Happenings
Aug. 2, 2007, 5:11 p.m.

It's the people
July 30, 2007, 2:13 p.m.

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