Agenda 6/10/18

By S-3 Public Affairs


Curious how the C-Suite is using Twitter? A new survey from Rational 360 provides insights into CEO’s habits on social media. Among the findings:

  • “11.6 percent of CEOs are on Twitter: Out of 1,395 CEOs from Fortune 1000, Business Roundtable, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative, 163 were active on Twitter.
  • “CNBC is the most relied upon news outlet for CEOs: The New York Times and Bloomberg as the next most relied upon.
  • “64% of journalists followed by CEOs write about business.”



The Wall Street Journal reports, “[Instagram] is preparing to launch a new feature that will include long-form video, according to people familiar with the matter. The feature, which could allow videos of up to an hour in length, will focus on vertical video, or video that is taller than it is wide, one of the people said. Until now, Instagram hasn’t allowed users to post any videos longer than one minute.”

Perhaps this is due to the growing number of digital video consumers. “The audience for original digital video, defined by the Interactive Advertising Bureau as ad-supported, professionally produced and distributed digitally, has grown substantially in recent years. An IAB report estimated earlier this year that the audience among U.S. adults has expanded from 45 million in 2013 to 72 million in 2018, or by 60%.” CNBC adds, “Digital video advertising is exceptionally lucrative, with revenue projected to reach $19.81 billion by 2020, according to eMarketer.”


President Trump is in Singapore for the Tuesday summit with Kim Jong Un. The president is expected to meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.


The House will consider a series of opioid-related bills beginning this week and continuing next week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has the full preview here. The Senate is expected to continue work on the National Defense Authorization Act Monday evening.

Monday (June 11): Senate vote on the motion to proceed with the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act; House Natural Resources Committeefield hearing to examine the effects of mismanagement of the cormorant in the Great Lakes Region, to be held at Alpena Community College in Alpena, MI;Heritage Foundation event on farm subsidy reforms with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA);

Tuesday (June 12): Primaries in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia; Senate HELP Committee hearing on the President’s plan to lower drug prices, with testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Senate Appropriations Subcommittee markups of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bills; Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nominations of Jeffrey Kessler (to be assistant secretary of Commerce), Elizabeth Copeland and Patrick Urda (to be judges of the U.S. Tax Court), and Amy Karpel and Randolph Stayin (to be members of the International Trade Commission) and open executive session to consider the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen Substance Use Disorders Act; Senate Banking Committee executive session to vote on Federal Reserve nominees Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ensuring law enforcement is equipped to target election interference; Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs roundtable to examine the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program; House Rules Committee meetingto consider the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, and Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act; House Judiciary Committee field hearing on oversight of the ATF national canine division, to be held at Warren County Government Center in Front Royal, VA;POLITICO Playbook interview with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA); The Hill event on maternal and child health, with speakers including Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Gwen Moore (D-WI);

Wednesday (June 13): Senate Agriculture Committee business meeting on the 2018 Farm Bill; Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, with testimony from Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David Redl; Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on sexual harassment and workplace misconduct in the federal judiciary; Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nominations of Kimberly Breier (to be assistant secretary of State for Western Hemisphere affairs), Kenneth George (to be ambassador to Uruguay) and Joseph Mondello (to be ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago); Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination of John Lowry III (to be assistant secretary of Labor for veterans’ employment and training); Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to examine the effects of emerging autonomous technologies on infrastructure and subcommittee oversight hearing of the Army Corps’ regulation of surplus water and the role of states’ rights; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearingon the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act, Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act, and Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act; Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs business meeting to consider 3 nominations, 15 bills, and 13 postal naming bills; House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY2019 Defense and Financial Services appropriations bills and subcommittee markup of the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill; House Financial Services Committee hearing to receive an update from Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting and subcommittee hearing on ensuring effectiveness and transparency in securities law enforcement; House Natural Resources Committee markup of 5 bills; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on ensuring resources match objectives in the Middle East and North Africa, with testimony from Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield and USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for the Middle East Maria Longi; House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Defense aviation safety mishap review and oversight process; House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee legislative hearing on draft bills to improve the management of VA healthcare facilities; House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on charter schools; Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans hearing on employer perspectives of multiemployer pension plans; Washington Post Live event on mental health and well-being in America, with speakers including Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI);

Thursday (June 14): Senate Appropriations Committee markups of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Legislative Branch appropriations bills; Senate Banking Committee hearing to receive an update from an update from Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting; Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nominations of Harry B. Harris Jr. (to be ambassador to Korea), Tibor Peter Nagy Jr. (to be assistant secretary of State for African affairs), and David Schenker (to be assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern affairs); Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting to consider 8 nominations, the Preventing Drug Diversion Act, the CREATES Act, and the KIWI Act;House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on democracy promotion in a challenging world; House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on Navy and Air Force depot policy issues and infrastructure concerns; House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings on the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program and understanding the digital advertising ecosystem; House Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee hearing on NASA cost and schedule overruns; House Small Business Subcommittee hearing on the small business workforce shortage; Annual Congressional Baseball Game;

Friday (June 15): House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on the state of U.S. public health bio-preparedness.

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