The Weekly Hill Update – April 29, 2019

Author:Mr Adam Higgins
Profession:BakerHostetler
 
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Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, published when Congress is in session.

HEADLINES

Congress returns this week from a two-week recess, with the House continuing to showcase Democrats' legislative priorities and the Senate processing Trump administration nominees under new accelerated rules. President Donald Trump will meet with Democratic congressional leaders Tuesday to discuss infrastructure, prescription drug prices and other issues. A trade delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be in Beijing, as the United States and China continue work toward a trade agreement. HOUSE

The House is in session today through Thursday. The agenda centers on the Climate Action Now Act. The House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Medicare for All Act. Appropriations work begins in earnest as the subcommittee that funds the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Departments marks up its bill. The full list of this week's House committee activity can be found here. SENATE

The Senate will consider several Trump nominees, after...

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