Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session.
• The year-end legislative push is accelerating as lawmakers seek to wrap up spending negotiations and other policy priorities this week.
• The House Judiciary Committee continues its hearings into what will likely be articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
• The House is moving forward with broad legislation on prescription drug pricing, as Democratic leaders hope to quell a rebellion from their left flank on the bill’s substance.
- The House is in session tonight through Thursday. The floor agenda is focused on Democrats’ legislation addressing prescription drug pricing.
- The Financial Services Committee will mark up nine bills Tuesday.
- The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley regarding U.S. policy in Syria.
- The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.
- The Senate will continue votes on Trump’s nominees, including Dr. Stephen Hahn to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
- The Senate Banking Committee will hold an oversight hearing Tuesday on the Securities and Exchange Commission with Chairman Jay Clayton.
- The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a markup Wednesday on 13 wide-ranging bills.
- The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.
- Trump today will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and participate in an education roundtable.
- Tomorrow, he will hold a campaign rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
- Festivity comes to the White House later in the week, as Trump will attend Hanukkah receptions Wednesday and the Congressional Ball Thursday.