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.


• 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.