Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session.
• President Donald Trump and other leaders are gathering in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.
• The Senate plans to approve a House-passed short-term spending bill to keep the government open.
• Lawmakers are investigating a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian leaders regarding allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
- The House is in session Tuesday through Friday. The agenda focuses on legislation to improve border detention facilities and procedures.
- Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire will testify before the House Intelligence Committee regarding a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
- The House Education and Labor Committee will mark up legislation addressing labor relations.
- The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.
- The Senate will continue to take up House-passed legislation funding the federal government into November, and will continue voting on Trump’s nominees.
- The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will vote on the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be secretary of labor.
- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee plans to mark up 21 bills including legislation to enhance security of the nation’s electric grid.
- The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.
- Trump is in New York for United Nations events, returning to Washington on Thursday.
- Among his meetings with world leaders, Trump will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the two countries work toward a trade agreement.
- Trump on Friday will speak to Jewish leaders ahead of Rosh Hashana.