• BakerHostetler on Tuesday will host our 30th Annual Legislative Seminar, with members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle discussing the current policy and political environment.
• NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday will address a joint meeting of Congress.
• Congress is caught up in partisan sniping over how to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and disaster relief funding levels for Puerto Rico and other regions.
- The House is in session today through Thursday. The agenda includes legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
- House Democrats are nearing a decision on how to proceed on their budget proposal, as lawmakers look toward a potential deal to raise budget caps for fiscal 2020.
- The Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday will mark up bipartisan bills on retirement savings, modernizing the IRS and re-employment.
- The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.
- The Senate will continue floor consideration of supplemental disaster relief funding, but legislation is likely to stall as lawmakers struggle over funding levels.
- Senate Republicans also plan to move forward on a change to Senate rules to shorten debate time on Trump nominees.
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday will hold a hearing on NATO, ahead of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s address to Congress on Wednesday.
- The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.
- President Donald Trump on Monday will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and participate in a prison reform event. This evening, Pence will speak at BakerHostetler’s 30th Annual Legislative Dinner, ahead of tomorrow’s Legislative Seminar.
- Trump on Tuesday will meet with Stoltenberg and speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee spring dinner.
- Later in the week, the president will travel to the West Coast for a visit to the border at Calexico, California, and for campaign events.