Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session.

HEADLINES

• Monday, the 2020 election begins as Iowa Democratic caucus-goers choose their nominee against President Donald Trump.

• Tuesday, Trump will deliver the State of the Union Address.

• Wednesday, the Senate will vote on the articles of impeachment against Trump, with little doubt he will be acquitted.

HOUSE

  • The House will convene Tuesday for the State of the Union Address, but no votes are planned until Wednesday; the House plans to take up a supplemental aid bill for Puerto Rico as well as a labor rights bill.
  • The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
  • The Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on “overcoming pharmaceutical barriers.”
  • The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.

SENATE

  • The Senate will resume Trump’s impeachment trial today, leading to a Wednesday vote which will almost certainly result in his acquittal and the end of the impeachment process.
  • The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday will hold a hearing on the trucking industry.
  • The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on implementation of the VA MISSION Act.
  • The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.

WHITE HOUSE

  • Tuesday, Trump will deliver the State of the Union Address at the Capitol.
  • Thursday, he will speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, and meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • Friday, Trump will travel to Charlotte for the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit.