THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 09-17-18
With only 50 days remaining until America votes in this year’s midterm elections, President Trump continues to focus on helping Republicans hold the House and Senate in November. The president is set to travel to Nevada and Missouri later this week to campaign for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Republican State Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) for her Senate seat.
Meanwhile, senators will vote on a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic, as well as a minibus containing funding for Defense, Labor and Health and Human Services departments. House lawmakers are in their districts this week to observe Yom Kippur.
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 09-10-18
Lawmakers will observe Rosh Hashanah this week, returning to the Capitol on Wednesday to a jam-packed agenda. The House will attempt to pass a package of three spending bills, which should avoid a government shutdown, while the Senate focuses on passing a bipartisan opioid bill this week. House Republicans are also expected to unveil details about a second round of tax cuts.
This week also marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Memorials will take place across the country, including in New York City. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Shanksville, PA, the site where United Airlines flight 93 crashed, while Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis will attend a memorial at the Pentagon.
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 08-27-18
Washington, D.C. is mourning the passing of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) this week. McCain, a husband, father of seven, Vietnam veteran, Republican congressman and senator from Arizona, and a two-time contender for the presidency, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling a malignant brain tumor since 2017.
Tributes from around the world have poured in for the late senator, hailing McCain as the ultimate American hero, patriot, and statesman. Politicians, both Republicans and Democrats alike, praised the man they knew as the ‘Maverick’ as a faithful servant of democracy, and one who lived his life true to his principles, unafraid to go his own way.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 08-20-18
Senators fly back to Washington, D.C. on Monday and are set to begin working on two new spending bills. They’ll also be preoccupied with Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as he continues his meetings on Capitol Hill this week. He’ll sit down on Monday with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, followed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and vulnerable red-state Democrat Sen. Clarie McCaskill (D-MO) on Tuesday. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing is set to begin on September 4.
Meanwhile at the White House, President Trump is holding an event on Monday afternoon to honor the heroes of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ), Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and members of the National Sheriffs’ Association will be in attendance. President Trump will also hit the campaign trail this week, flying to West Virginia on Tuesday to hold a roundtable and campaign rally with supporters.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 08-13-18
The President returns to Washington, DC this week, ready to advance his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh will meet with two key red state Democrats on Wednesday, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN). While liberal efforts to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination struggle to get off the ground, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has announced that Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will begin September 4.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 07-30-18
The president and vice president will once again travel throughout the country this week to campaign for Republicans ahead of the November 6 midterms.
Vice President Pence rallies with Congressional candidate Troy Balderson (R-OH) at a GOTV event on Monday in Ohio, while President Trump heads to Tampa, Florida to campaign with gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on Tuesday. On Thursday, the president travels to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to hold a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally with Senate candidate Lou Barletta (R-PA).
With the midterms top of mind, liberal activists will travel to New Orleans on Thursday for the annual Netroots Nation convention. Speakers this year include Tom Steyer and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 07-23-18
Made in America is the theme of the week at the White House. President Trump will showcase a range of American made products, including fighter jets, beef jerky, jeans and snowboards, at the White House on Monday. He’ll promote American manufacturing and jobs during his speech to Cabinet Secretaries, business owners and workers at 3pm ET.
Over on the Hill this week, the Senate will confirm Robert Wilkie as the President’s new Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary while the House will consider a series of health care bills.
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SCOTUS Nomination (So Far): By The Numbers
President Trump will announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to the nation Monday evening. While this will put to rest the rampant speculation about who he will ultimately select, it will set off a furious campaign by outside groups to sway so-called red state Democrats to either support or oppose the nominee. The same could be true of two Republican senators, as well.
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The AR Intel Week Ahead: 07-09-18
Buckle up for a wild week in Washington!
President Trump will announce his SCOTUS nomination in a press conference at 9PM Monday. He will then head to the NATO summit in Brussels. While abroad, Trump will meet with Theresa May and have a one-on-one with Putin.
In addition to responding to the news of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, the Senate will focus on a range of topics this week, including taking up NDAA, the Farm Bill, and minibus spending bills.
NBC News Poll: Most Want Vote On Trump Supreme Court Nominee Before Midterms
A majority of Americans believe the Republican-led Senate should vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November midterm elections, undercutting the Democratic argument that it should be delayed until after the pivotal fall elections, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
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