Washington D.C. The capitol, the seat of the government of the United States.Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session.


• Negotiations over border security legislation have stalled, casting doubt on government funding beyond this week.

• Both the House and Senate floor agendas are fluid, as lawmakers previously expected votes on a funding bill.

• The United States and China are continuing work toward a potential deal to end their trade war, with delegations meeting in Beijing this week.



  • The Senate is in session throughout the week and plans to vote on a bipartisan public lands bill, and may also take up the nomination of William Barr to be attorney general.
  • The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on infrastructure.
  • The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on opioids.
  • The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.


  • Trump has a campaign rally scheduled tonight in El Paso, Texas.
  • Tuesday he will host a Cabinet meeting, followed by a visit from the president of Colombia on Wednesday.
  • Later in the week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will join talks in Beijing aimed at easing bilateral trade tensions.