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. 28, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris drew an estimated 20,000 people in Oakland to her presidential announcement on Sunday, and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz drew ire from the Democrats for floating an indpendent run for president.
Meanwhile, President Trump has set a Feb. 15 deadline for a deal to get his wall money, and he’s signaled he’ll declare a national emergency or use other executive powers if he can’t get the money through Congress. The House will vote on the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 this week, and the Senate will vote to proceed on the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Bill.
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Monday, January 28
DNC Chair Tom Perez will attend a DNC Lawyers roundtable luncheon in Raleigh, NC
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will participate in a televised town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper
Tom Steyer Town Hall National Town Hall in Washington, D.C.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will attend a moderated discussion with Q&A at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tuesday, January 29
Michael Bloomberg (D-NY) will attend an event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, NH
Wednesday, January 30
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will attend Dignity of Work Tour stop at Supply Side in Brunswick, OH
Thursday, January 31
Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) may attend Louisiana ALIVE at Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) will attend a meet and greet at The Exeter Inn in Exeter, NH
Friday, February 1
Edwards may attend a Mardi Gras Friday Festival at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC
Brown will attend a meet and greet at the home of Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz in Waterloo, IA
The Week Ahead for Jan. 14, 2019
Winter has dropped boatloads of snow in Washington, D.C. as the partial government shutdown marches on to day 24. The House, now controlled by Democrats, has no votes scheduled this week. On Thursday, the Senate Republicans will hold their annual “Issues Conference.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is expected to kick off her 2020 campaign in Iowa this weekend. And finally, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss another week’s worth of oral arguments.
Monday, January 14
President Trump will speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans. In the evening, Trump will host the college football national champions, the Clemson Tigers, at the White House.
Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, Jason Crow and Joe Neguse will host a press availability on the partial government shutdown, calling on Trump and Senate Republicans to “immediately act to reopen the government.”
Democratic Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Jan Schakowsky, Mike Quigley, and Sean Casten join federal workers and constituents to speak on “the damage caused by the government shutdown and the need to bring it to an immediate conclusion for the sake of all Americans”
Dem Rep. Josh Gottheimer will call for an end to shutdown to safeguard food safety.
Tuesday, January 15
President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Bill Barr, will begin his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning.
Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Lucy McBath will attend the NAACP Women in Power tele-town hall
Wednesday, January 16
Gov. Steve Bullock will host a tele-town hall in Montana
Thursday, January 17
Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer will attend a New Hampshire impeachment town hall
Friday, January 18
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will visit a location TBA in Iowa
Sen. Cory Booker will speak at the Inspire NOLA Rally for Excellence in New Orleans, LA
Saturday, January 19
Gillibrand will visit a location TBA in Iowa
Rep. Eric Swalwell will make remarks at the Democratic Party Black Tie Gala at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, SC
Sunday, January 20
Gillibrand will visit a location TBA in Iowa
The Week Ahead for Jan. 7, 2019
As the partial government shutdown moves into its third week, the House and Senate are easing their way back to D.C., starting their work week on Tuesday.
The 2020 presidential race is heating up, as both Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are both releasing their books this week. Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just wrapped up a few days of campaigning in Iowa. These are the events that should be in your radar this week:
Monday, January 7
Michael Bloomberg will release his biography, “Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Updated.”
Tuesday, January 8
Sen. Kamala Harris will release her biography, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” She is expected to join the panelists on ABC’s “The View,” as well.
Democrat Jared Polis will be sworn in as the governor of Colorado before attending the “Blue Sneaker Inaugural Ball Celebration” at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Wednesday, January 9
Harris will attend a book tour event at George Washington University at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC.
Democrat megadonor Tom Steyer will attend “Right to Learn,” an education event at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Enrichment Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Friday, January 11
Harris will attend a book tour event at Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York City.
The NC State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement at North Carolina State Bar will conduct a hearing on the election results in NC-09.
Saturday, January 12
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro will announce his plans to run for president in 2020 at Plaza Guadalupe in San Antonio, Texas, where he previously served as mayor.
Harris will attend a book tour event at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, CA.
Sunday, January 13
Harris will attend a book tour event at Barnes & Nobles at The Grove and at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
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: 08-20-18
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: 08-06-18
This week, voters head to the polls in several states across the country to vote in primary elections. We will see primary results in Missouri, Michigan, Washington, and Kansas on Tuesday night. However, the nation will be paying particular attention to a special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.
Stretching from Zanesville to the outskirts of Columbus, the 12th District is a traditionally conservative seat that the GOP has held for the last 35 years. This year, however, Republican Troy Balderson is fighting off a serious challenge from Democrat Danny O’Connor.
Despite outside GOP groups pouring millions into the seat and Balderson benefiting from recent visits from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the race is a toss-up according to a recent Monmouth University poll.
With this being the last special election before the November midterms, Tuesday’s election results could very well set the tone for the remainder of this election cycle.
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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: 07-09-18
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.