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


• Negotiators are seeking to wrap up an agreement on raising the debt limit and budget caps, with the House in its final week before a six-week August recess.

• President Donald Trump today is hosting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

• Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify on the Hill regarding the findings of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


  • The House is in session Tuesday through Friday. The agenda includes legislation to address the multiemployer pension system, as well as noncontroversial health program reauthorizations. Lawmakers also could vote on a debt limit and budget caps bill.
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee regarding possible obstruction of justice by Trump, followed by testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in U.S. elections.
  • The House Oversight Committee on Friday will hold a hearing on patient perspectives on drug prices.
  • The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.


  • The Senate plans to vote on a House-passed bill to permanently extend funding for first responders and others suffering from health problems resulting from the 9/11 attacks. Senators will also take up Mark Esper’s nomination to be Defense secretary, among other Trump nominations.
  • The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the derivatives market and Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
  • The Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Tuesday will hold an oversight hearing on enforcement of antitrust laws.
  • The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.


  • Trump today is hosting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss counterterrorism, energy and trade.
  • Trump on Tuesday will speak at Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit, and meet with Republican senators.
  • Later in the week, he will speak at a fundraiser in West Virginia for his re-election campaign.