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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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Description:

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

Twitter:

@JenBriney

Language:

English

Contact:

(339) 707-0307


Episodes

“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

11/13/2017
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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

9/11/2017
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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


CD155: FirstNet Empowers AT&T

8/6/2017
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In 2012, Congress created a new government agency called FirstNet and tasked it with building a high-speed wireless network that would allow all first responders in the United States to communicate with each other daily and in times of emergencies. In July, FirstNet awarded AT&T with a 25 year contract to do the actual work. […]

Duration: 01:49:36


CD154: The OTHER Health Care Bills

7/24/2017
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We’ve paid a lot of attention this year to the bill that would “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act but that is not the only bill related to heath care that is moving through Congress. In this episode, learn about the other health care bills that have made it just as far as the […]

Duration: 01:49:50


CD153: Save the Post Office!

6/25/2017
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The post office is in trouble. Faced with an enormous debt and a legal obligation to serve every single American, the United States Postal Service needs Congress to make some changes in order to prevent service cuts and financial ruin. In this episode we analyze the plan currently moving through Congress. Please support Congressional Dish: […]

Duration: 01:46:50


CD152: Air Traffic Control Privatization

6/12/2017
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Air traffic controllers in the United States are a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) but Congress is seriously considering changing that. In this episode, we examine a plan being developed to transfer control of the nation’s air traffic to a new non-profit corporation. Also, with former FBI Directory Jim Comey’s testimony to Congress […]

Duration: 01:45:25


CD151: AHCA – The House Version (American Health Care Act)

5/28/2017
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The American Health Care Act, the Republican plan for a new health care system, passed the House of Representatives at lightning speed. In this episode, get the backstory on the reckless process used to pass the bill, learn how it changed from the original version, and find out how the Congressional Budget Office expects the […]

Duration: 01:49:03


CD150: Pivot to North Korea

5/5/2017
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Congress is back from vacation and instead of focusing their investigative power on Syria in the wake of President Trump’s first bombing of the Syrian government, Congress focused on North Korea. In this episode, get the background information you will need to understand the daily developments related to North Korea and hear highlights from two […]

Duration: 01:27:33


CD149: Fossil Fuel Foxes

4/23/2017
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Exxon Mobil’s CEO is now the Secretary of State. The Koch Brothers’ Congressman is the CIA Director. We’ve already seen signs that the Trump Administration and the fossil fuel industry are merging. In this episode, hear the highlights of the confirmation hearings of the two men now most responsible for environmental law enforcement in the […]

Duration: 02:31:36


CD148: Trump’s First Laws

4/9/2017
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We have the first wave of the Trump laws! In this episode, highlights of the most impactful laws from the first three months of the 115th Congress, which include favors to the fossil fuel industry, gun industry, telecommunications industry, and defense contractors. In addition, learn about a law (that’s flown completely under the radar) that […]

Duration: 01:07:27


CD147: Controlling Puerto Rico

3/31/2017
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What is Puerto Rico? Many Americans – if not most – are unaware that Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. In this episode, learn the history of our scandalous treatment of the US citizens living in Puerto Rico and explore how Puerto Rico’s past foreshadowed the United States’ present… and possibly our […]

Duration: 02:43:44


CD146: Repeal & Replace

3/13/2017
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“Repeal & Replace” is on the move! The American Health Care Act is the Republican plan to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act and it is quickly moving through Congress. In this episode, discover exactly what the bill would do if it were to become law. Also, Jen gives status updates on bills listeners are […]

Duration: 02:20:52


CD145: Price of Health Care

2/26/2017
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Former Congressman Tom Price is our new Secretary of Health and Human Services, making him the chief law enforcement officer of health care policy in the United States. In this episode, hear highlights from his Senate confirmation hearings as we search for clues as to the Republican Party plans for repealing the Affordable Care Act. […]

Duration: 01:54:25


CD144: Trump’s War Manufacturers

2/12/2017
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Defense Secretary General James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been confirmed by the Senate and are now the most powerful influencers of foreign policy in the Trump Administration. In this episode, we examine their worldviews by investigating their pre-Trump Administration experience as corporate titans and hearing critical highlights […]

Duration: 02:49:39

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