Washington D.C. The capitol, the seat of the government of the United States.HEADLINES

• BakerHostetler on Tuesday will host our 30th Annual Legislative Seminar, with members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle discussing the current policy and political environment.

• NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday will address a joint meeting of Congress.

• Congress is caught up in partisan sniping over how to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and disaster relief funding levels for Puerto Rico and other regions.


  • The House is in session today through Thursday. The agenda includes legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
  • House Democrats are nearing a decision on how to proceed on their budget proposal, as lawmakers look toward a potential deal to raise budget caps for fiscal 2020.
  • The Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday will mark up bipartisan bills on retirement savings, modernizing the IRS and re-employment.
  • The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.


  • The Senate will continue floor consideration of supplemental disaster relief funding, but legislation is likely to stall as lawmakers struggle over funding levels.
  • Senate Republicans also plan to move forward on a change to Senate rules to shorten debate time on Trump nominees.
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday will hold a hearing on NATO, ahead of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s address to Congress on Wednesday.
  • The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.


  • President Donald Trump on Monday will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and participate in a prison reform event. This evening, Pence will speak at BakerHostetler’s 30th Annual Legislative Dinner, ahead of tomorrow’s Legislative Seminar.
  • Trump on Tuesday will meet with Stoltenberg and speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee spring dinner.
  • Later in the week, the president will travel to the West Coast for a visit to the border at Calexico, California, and for campaign events.