September Look-Ahead

The Senate is expected to consider: The first week will focus on nominations. Other items the Senate may consider this month: legislation relating to opioids; FAA reauthorization; and conference reports as they become available (E&W/MilCon/LegBranch minibus; Interior/FSGG/Ag/Thud minibus; DoD/LaborHHS minibus; Farm Bill). Floor consideration for the Kavanaugh nomination could be the last week.

The House is expected to consider: The first week will include a motion to go to conference on the DoD/LaborHHS minibus, legislation related to LNG, and legislation on criminal aliens. Other items the House will consider this month: Healthcare package; Tax 2.0; and conference reports.

Expiring Provisions: FAA, PAHPA, VAWA, and government funding.

Trade: Expect the President to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports after the September 6 comment deadline; the Commerce Department’s Sec. 232 tariffs report on autos could also be issued this month.


September 1-2: Memorial services for John McCain at Washington National Cathedral and the U.S. Naval Academy

September 3: Labor Day

September 4: Senate Judiciary Committee hearings begin on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

September 5: Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on foreign operations’ use of social media platforms, with testimony from senior executives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google; House Energy and Commerce Committeehearing on Twitter’s algorithms and content monitoring, with testimony from CEO Jack Dorsey; Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committeehearing on the impact of zero tariffs on U.S. autoworkers; 2018 Farm Bill Senate-House Conference Committee meeting

September 6: Delaware primaries; Comment deadline on tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

September 7: Bureau of Labor Statistics releases monthly jobs report

September 10: Oral arguments in a Texas case seeking a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the Affordable Care Act are scheduled to begin

September 11: New Hampshire primaries

September 12: Rhode Island primaries; Apple to release new iPhones

September 12-16: Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference

September 13: New York primaries for state and local offices; FT Pharma Pricing and Value Summit, with speakers including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma; Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee meeting

September 18: Opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 20: Securities and Exchange Commission investor roundtable on recently proposed rules regarding the obligations of financial professionals to investors to be attended by Chairman Jay Clayton and Commissioners Kara Stein and Robert Jackson

September 24: Paul Manafort’s second trial is scheduled to begin

September 25-26: Federal Reserve Federal Open Market Committee meeting

September 26: Bloomberg Global Business Forum

September 30: End of FY2018

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