The Senate convenes Monday at 2 p.m. The House is in recess, returning Sept. 25.

At this writing, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 20. However, this may change due to the allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh.


Roll call votes for the following bills are scheduled for Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (S. 2554). A bill introduced by Sen. Collins (R-ME) that would prohibit insurers and prescription benefit managers from using gag clauses.
  • Opioids Legislation (H.R. 6). A bill to address opioid and substance use disorders. The House passed its version of the bill in June.
Key Hearings and Events

Financial Services

  • Sept. 18 – Senate Banking Committee to hold a hearing FinTech, focusing on digitization, data, and technology.
  • Sept. 20 – SEC to hold an investor roundtable to discuss the commission’s recently proposed rules on the obligations of financial professionals to investors.
  • Sept. 21 – SEC to hold a joint dialogue with NYU on the regulation of the securities market with a specific focus on the topics of high-frequency trading and liquidity resiliency.

Health Care

  • Sept. 18 – Senate HELP Committee to hold a hearing to examine ways to reduce health care costs, focusing on how transparency can lower spending and empower patients.


  • Sept. 20 – Senate Energy Committee to hold a hearing on blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry.
  • Sept. 20 – FERC to hold a commission meeting to consider various administrative, electric, gas, and hydro issues, including a memorandum of understanding between the Transportation Department and FERC on LNG transportation facilities. View the full meeting agenda here.


  • Sept. 18 – Senate Homeland Security Committee to hold a hearing to discuss the Flores settlement agreement and its implications for border security and illegal immigration incentives.