Two Week Recess

Both the House and the Senate will be in recess for the next two weeks and will return to Washington the week of April 29. During the recess, the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections will hold a series of field hearings on voting rights, including sessions in North Dakota and North Carolina. Looking further ahead, the Senate Armed Services Committee will begin marking up the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) the week of May 20.

Budget Caps

In the coming weeks, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-NY) and Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) will endeavor to reach a two-year deal on budget caps. Staff-level negotiations are likely to begin during the recess. After the recess, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to hold a hearing on a potential federal privacy framework with testimony from the Federal Trade Commission.