The Senate is expected to consider: judicial nominations – the Majority Leader filed cloture on six circuit court nominations; CFIUS reform; and the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.  

The House is expected to consider: Farm bill, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and several Veterans Affairs bills.


May 1: Deadline for temporary steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for U.S. allies [extended through June 1]; Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee meeting (through May 2)

May 2: Meeting of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Academic Research Council to discuss methodology and direction for consumer finance research

May 3: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed meeting

May 4: Bureau of Labor Statistics releases monthly jobs report

May 5: Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting

May 7: NAFTA talks to resume in Washington; House Appropriations Subcommittee markup of the FY2019 energy and water appropriations bill

May 8: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia primaries; POLITICO Playbook interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine Puerto Rico’s electric grid

May 9: Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA; House Armed Services Committee markup of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act; The Hill event on small business and entrepreneurship with speakers including Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

May 10: Federal Communications Commission monthly open meeting; The Washington Post event on energy with speakers including Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin McIntyre; The Atlantic Council event on the role and responsibility of a global company, with Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz

May 12: Next deadline for President Trump to extend sanction waivers to Iran for compliance with the nuclear deal

May 14: Ceremony to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

May 15: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania primaries

May 21-23: 2018 FINRA Annual Conference in Washington, DC

May 22: Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky primaries and Texas primary runoffs

May 28: Memorial Day