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.


• 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.