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A weekly podcast that outlines the good, the bad, and the really ugly contents of the bills passed by Congress.

A weekly podcast that outlines the good, the bad, and the really ugly contents of the bills passed by Congress.
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A weekly podcast that outlines the good, the bad, and the really ugly contents of the bills passed by Congress.

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@JenBriney

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English

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(339) 707-0307


Episodes

CD175: State of War

6/11/2018
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The State Department is known as the agency that solves conflicts with words but a closer look reveals that it’s much more connected to war than most of us think. By examining the State Department’s funding for 2018, discover the State Department’s role in regime changes past, current, and future. In this episode, you’ll also get an introduction to the National Endowment for Democracy, a scandalous organization with a noble sounding name. Mike Glaser joins Jen for the Thank...

Duration:02:56:59

CD174: Bank Lobbyist Act

5/28/2018
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The Bank Lobbyist Act was just signed into law and, as the nickname suggests, it is a banker’s wet dream. In this episode, learn the details of this new law including the many favors to banks big and small - which undoubtedly make our entire financial system riskier - along with a few good provisions that can help you protect your identity and maybe even increase your credit score. Joe Briney joins Jen for the thank you’s. Please Support Congressional Dish - Quick Links Click here to...

Duration:02:10:17

CD173: War & Prairie Chickens

5/13/2018
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The law that funded the government for 2018 is 2,232 pages and Jen has finished reading a quarter of it. In this episode, learn about the most interesting provisions she found in the Department of Defense and environmental sections of the quickly passed funding law. Please Support Congressional Dish Click hereClick here Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD171: 2,232 Pages CD168: Nuclear Desperation CD167: Combating Russia...

Duration:02:05:07

CD172: The Illegal Bombing of Syria

4/29/2018
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On Friday the 13th of April, President Trump bombed the government of Syria… Again. In this episode, learn some of the little-discussed history of and reasons for the on-going attempts to overthrow the government of Syria. Please Support Congressional Dish Click hereClick here Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE Additional Reading Article: 'Obscene masquerade': Russia criticised over Douma...

Duration:02:33:52

CD171: 2,232 Pages

4/14/2018
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In a special crossover episode of The David Pakman Show on YouTube, hear the infuriating story of how the 2,232 page “omnibus” government funding bill became law , discover a provision snuck into law that further erodes privacy rights, learn why only some stoners and legit medical marijuana patients are protected by the omnibus, and hear about some strange provisions that appear to give free reign to the intelligence agencies for the next six months. Please Support Congressional...

Duration:02:00:55

CD170: Electrifying Puerto Rico

3/25/2018
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On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria wiped out the electricity on the entire island of Puerto Rico. Six months later the lights are still off for too many people. In this episode, by hearing highlights of Congressional testimony from Puerto Rico’s government officials and through stories of Jen’s recent trip to to the island, learn […]

Duration:03:15:41

CD169: Fiscal Recklessness

3/11/2018
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Another shutdown, another dinglberry-filled temporary funding law! In this episode, learn about the new law that reopened the government after the 6 hour shutdown by providing funding until March 23 and be one of the few people in the country who will know about the random goodies that hitchhiked their way into law. Miranda Hannah […]

Duration:02:25:41

CD168: Nuclear Desperation

2/25/2018
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Cold War: Part Duex In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva testified to Congress about two recently released war strategy documents: The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review. In this episode, hear some of the most powerful people in the world […]

Duration:02:21:49

CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE

2/11/2018
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We’re doing it live! In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Podfest in Orlando, Florida, learn about the concerning permissions granted to the war departments in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which are designed to antagonize Russia. Also, a special guest, Ryan DeLisle, joins Jen on her hotel patio to […]

Duration:01:41:35

CD166: I Spy a Shutdown

1/28/2018
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Register for Podfest: Pay It Forward January 19th was a big day for the 115th Congress: Part of the government ran out of funding and some spying authorities also expired. In this episode, learn about FISA reauthorization law that contained a giant loophole that will allow previously inadmissible information to be used against you in […]

Duration:01:13:03

CD165: Christmas Dingleberries

1/14/2018
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Right before Christmas, the government was temporarily funded for the fourth time this fiscal year, but this latest funding law came with a few surprises. In this episode, a feisty Jen outlines the law to expose a favor to the war industry, damage to the Affordable Care Act, a bad sign for the Children’s Health […]

Duration:01:53:04

CD164: Hope 2018 with Jessica Morse

12/24/2017
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We’re officially halfway through the 115th Congress and we will soon get our next chance to hire better representation in 2018. In this special episode, recorded in front of a live audience, meet Jen’s friend who is running for Congress. In this episode, hear how Jessica Morse made the decision to run for Congress, discover […]

Duration:01:37:52

“Net Neutrality”

12/11/2017
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The Internet plays an essential role in our modern society and yet the way the Internet will be governed is still unclear. In anticipation of an impending Federal Communications Commission vote to reverse the so called “net neutrality” regulation implemented during the Obama administration, we look at the law which the FCC is trying to […]

Duration:02:38:22

CD162: Dishing with Matt Marr

11/26/2017
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C-SPAN is much more fun with friends! In this special episode, Matt Marr, comedian and host of the Dear Mattie Show, joins Jen at The Comedy Store to discuss three bills that have passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Lots of laughs in this one! Please Support Congressional Dish Click here to contribute using credit […]

Duration:02:19:11

CD161: Veterans Choice Program

11/12/2017
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The Veterans Health Administration operates a taxpayer-funded health system to provide our nation’s veterans physical and mental health services. The Veterans Choice Program is a fundamental change to that system as it allows veterans to get taxpayer-funded health care in the private sector. In this episode, learn the history of the Veterans Choice Program, discover […]

Duration:02:30:32

CD160: Equifax Breach

10/30/2017
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If you are an American adult, there is a good chance that criminals now have the ability to match your name and social security number, greatly increasing your risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. In this episode, hear highlights from Congressional hearings about the Equifax breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 […]

Duration:02:15:38

CD159: Crisis Management

10/15/2017
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Natural disasters: They just keep coming. In this episode, learn about the disaster relief bill that will soon be law, get an update from Puerto Rico from a member of the Coast Guard, and look into a few new laws that included disaster relief provisions with special guests Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn. Also, get […]

Duration:02:27:10

CD158: Rapid DNA Act

9/23/2017
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Since 1994, the FBI has maintained a database with samples of DNA taken from convicted criminals in order to match those samples with DNA collected at crime scenes. However, over the course of the last two decades, the DNA database has expanded to include many more people. In this episode, we explore the expansion of […]

Duration:01:36:45

CD157: Failure to Repeal

9/10/2017
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Process: It matters. During the first seven months of the 115th Congress, the Republicans tried – in multiple ways – to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. We already know what they were trying to do; in this episode, hear the full story of how they tried to get their bills passed into law. […]

Duration:02:04:55

CD156: Sanctions – Russia, North Korea & Iran

8/21/2017
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On August 2nd, President Trump signed a new law that passed Congress with the overwhelming support of both political parties, which imposes sanctions on three countries: Russia, North Korea, and Iran. In this episode, we examine the new sanctions and the big-picture motivations behind them. In the process, we jump down the rabbit hole of […]

Duration:02:09:45