Senate is expected to consider: nominations; appropriations (Defense & Labor-HHS); FAA reauthorization; potentially WRDA and legislation relating to opioids.

House is in recess: Conference committees will be ongoing on appropriations covering at least seven bills; Farm Bill conference.


July 31-August 1: Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee meeting

August 1: Senate Intelligence Committee open hearing on the use of social media platforms in foreign influence operations; Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the EPA’s agenda, with testimony from Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

August 2: Tennessee primaries; President Trump holds a rally in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Federal Communications Commission open meeting; Securities and Exchange Commission closed meeting; Senate Foreign Relations Committee to examine NATO; Senate Banking Committee meeting to consider nominations, including nominations to lead the CFPB and Export-Import Bank

August 3: Bureau of Labor Statistics releases monthly jobs report

Week of August 6: Senate recesses for one week; the House is in recess through September 4

August 7: Ohio 12th congressional district special election; Primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington

August 11: Hawaii primaries

August 13: Public comment period closes on proposed EPA rule on considering costs and benefits in the rulemaking process

August 14: Primaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Vermont and runoffs in South Dakota

August 15: Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission

August 21: Primaries in Alaska and Wyoming

August 23-25: Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Chicago, IL

August 27: World Trade Organization dispute settlement body meeting

August 28: Primaries in Arizona and Florida and runoffs in Oklahoma; Energy Information Administration publishes monthly energy review