Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session.
• Congressional committees will begin reviewing President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget, out today.
• After acquitting Trump in his impeachment trial, the Senate will resume voting on his judicial nominees.
• Democrats in New Hampshire will choose their nominee to challenge Trump.
- The House will be in session tonight through Thursday; the agenda includes legislation aimed at advancing an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in order to heighten judicial scrutiny of sex-based discrimination.
- The Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday will take up its plan to address surprise medical billing; the Education and Labor Committee tomorrow will take up its own plan.
- Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will testify on monetary policy and the state of the economy Tuesday at the Financial Services Committee.
- The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.
- The Senate plans to vote on a slate of Trump judicial nominees.
- Powell on Wednesday will testify on monetary policy at the Senate Banking Committee.
- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday will testify on the department’s FY2021 budget.
- The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.
- Tonight, Trump will hold a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, ahead of the Democratic primary tomorrow.
- Wednesday, he will host Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno at the White House.
- Friday, Trump will attend a meeting with the National Border Patrol Council.