The Week Ahead for Feb. 11, 2019
We are now only 5 days away from yet another partial government shutdown this year as bipartisan negotiations over border security have reportedly broken down. The Senate will vote to confirm William Barr this week. The House Judiciary Committee will have a full hearing on the oversight of the Trump Administration’s so-called family separation policy. President Trump will host his first 2020 campaign rally in El Paso, Texas at the same time as former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s March For Truth. Later in the week the President will meet with the President and First Lady of Colombia.
Monday, February 11
Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) delivers his State of the District address to update constituents, students, and elected officials on the future of North Jersey jobs, education, and the economy.
Democrats Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and New Jersey Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., Frank Pallone Jr., and Andy Kim outline bipartisan, bicameral legislation to fully restore the federal State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) will attend a Press Club event on ‘Using Sanctions to Protect Journalists’ at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will attend a forum at Morris College in Sumter, SC
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) will host the March for Truth: ‘Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies,’ hosted by Women’s March El Paso, to coincide with President Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in the city
President Trump will host a rally in El Paso
Tuesday, February 12
Howard Schultz will attend a CNN Town Hall
House Judiciary members will hold a full committee hearing on oversight of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC
Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) will attend a ASMSU Political Action Meet and Greet at Montana State Capital in Helena, MT
Tom Steyer will attend a town hall in Springfield, MA
Wednesday, February 13
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) will speak at an event in Manchester, NH
Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) office visit Grand Rapids, MI
DNC Chair Tom Perez, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) will attend the IWillVote Gala in Washington, DC
Schultz will attend a book tour stop at The Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia, PA
Trump addresses the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference.
Thursday, February 14
The DNC will host its winter meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC
Hickenlooper will speak at an event in New Hampshire
Schultz will attend a book tour stop at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC
Friday, February 15
The DNC continues its winter meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC
Former Vice President Joe Biden will attend the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will attend campaign events in South Carolina
Stacey Abrams will speak at a discussion on race and power at The Brookings Institute in Washington, DC
Booker will attend a Happy Hour at PJ Ryan’s at The Rock in Newark, NJ
Saturday, February 16
The DNC continues its winter meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will attend an organizing event at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, GA
Biden will attend the Munich Security Conference at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany
Kamala Harris will attend campaign events in South Carolina
The Week Ahead for Jan. 1, 2019
Welcome back! It’s a new year, a short week, and we are on Day 12 of the partial government shutdown. On Thursday, House Democrats plan to pass legislation to reopen the government, but it’s not clear that it will pass the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats are also expected to elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the next Speaker of the House, making her the first returning speaker since Sam Rayburn in the 1950s.
President Donald Trump will host briefing with Congressional leaders on border security in the Situation Room.
After a day after writing a scathing op-ed on President Trump, Mitt Romney will appear on “The Lead with Jake Tapper” at 4pm.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will have her first TV interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow after announcing that she formed an exploratory committee for President in 2020.
Rep. Pelosi will be interviewed on the “Today Show” prior to newly elected House members voting on whether she will be become the next speaker of the House.
If you have no Friday night plans, Pelosi will host a town hall on MSNBC at 10pm
The Week Ahead for 12-10-18
With only two weeks to go until the Holiday recess, the only thing Congress wants this year is to keep the government open and go home. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will try to deliver and cut a deal with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that President Trump can sign before government funding runs out.
President Trump will have lunch with Vice President Pence.
Tom Perez will tour Houston, Texas, a DNC Convention finalist for 2020.
Michael Bloomberg will appear on ABC’s “The View.”
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will call on McConnell to bring the First Step Act – a ‘major’ bipartisan criminal justice reform bill – to the floor
President Trump will meet with Pelosi and Schumer to work out a budget deal.
Perez will continue his tour Houston.
President Trump will host an event on “opportunity zones.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a potential 2020 contender, will speak at the Center for American Progress.
President Trump will meet and have a discussion with governors-elect from across the country.
Potential 2020 contender and billionaire megadonor Tom Steyer will host a town hall in Fresno, CA.
And former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at The University of Utah
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will deliver the commencement speech at Morgan State University
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will attend a senior holiday dinner at St Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington, VT.
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: 06-11-18
President Trump is in Singapore this week for a historic meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. This marks the first meeting between a U.S. president and a leader of the authoritarian state in history. The talks are expected to center on bringing an end to the nuclear tensions between North Korea and other countries in the region.
In other news, members of Congress are working on a series of opioid-related bills this week, and the Senate is debating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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CNBC: Nancy Pelosi could be a drag on Democrats
“Don’t expect Republicans to take a target off House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s back in this year’s midterms.”
Want to know why? A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll tested the waters on what American voters think about candidates who say they would back Pelosi as speaker. Depending on your point of view, the results may surprise you. To read more about this and dozens of other topics, start your 7-day free trial of AR Intel now!
SF Chronicle: Bad news for Dems: Trump’s rating is rising where it counts in California
All that talk of a Democratic blue wave sweeping congressional races in California could be for naught if a new poll is on target: It shows President Trump’s approval rating surging to 50 percent in Orange County, site of four tight races that could determine if Republicans hold the House.
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NRCC’s Matt Gorman: Minnesota Could Be a Bellwether for the House in 2018
Keep an eye on Minnesota. That’s the advice of Matt Gorman, the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) communications director, who sat down with AR Intel this week to discuss the upcoming midterm elections.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-21-2018
The White House is preparing to welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Tuesday. President Trump and President Moon spoke over the weekend via telephone about the summit in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader, and it is expected that the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting at the White House is to continue preparing for the historic gathering.
In the meantime, expect to hear more about foreign policy this week. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a keynote address at the Heritage Foundation on the administration’s new diplomatic path on Iran. Also on Monday, President Trump will head to CIA headquarters to speak at Gina Haspel’s swearing-in ceremony.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-14-2018
A delegation of White House officials, including Steven Mnuchin, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, are in Israel this week to mark the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, President Trump will head to Capitol Hill this week to address Republican senators. It’s expected he’ll touch on tax reform, the economy, and North Korea during the closed-door luncheon.
In the House, lawmakers are expected to take up the farm bill and reauthorize the VA Choice Program this week. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has teed up votes on judicial nominees, while Democrats have forced a vote on Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Congressional Review Act resolution on net neutrality rules. Also, committee members on the Senate Intelligence Committee could vote on CIA deputy director Gina Haspel’s nomination as soon as this week.
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