Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, posted when Congress is in session.
• Animosity is growing between the White House and Capitol Hill, as the House returns from recess and ramps up its impeachment inquiry and lawmakers from both parties blast President Trump’s decision to allow Turkey to invade Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria.
• Trump this week will host the president of Italy at the White House, then travel to Texas for campaign events.
• Democrats seeking the nomination to challenge Trump in 2020 will debate Tuesday outside Columbus, Ohio.
- The House is in session tonight through Friday. The agenda focuses on legislation addressing SEC disclosure rules and on bipartisan legislation to support pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong; the House also may take up a resolution opposing Trump’s actions in Syria.
- The House Administration Committee is focusing on election security, including marking up a bill to stop foreign interference in U.S. elections.
- The House Financial Services Committee Task Force on Artificial Intelligence will hold a hearing to evaluate how financial data is stored, protected, and maintained by cloud providers.
- The full list of this week’s House committee activity can be found here.
- The Senate will continue to take up Trump’s judicial nominees as well as the nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett as Secretary of the Air Force.
- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on U.S. policy toward Iran.
- The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s semi-annual report to Congress, with CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger.
- The current list of Senate committee activity can be found here.
- President Trump today is hosting the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
- Tomorrow, he will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella for meetings.
- Thursday, he will travel to Texas for a fundraiser and campaign rally in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.