While less exciting than yesterday, when Trump again praised his stupendous, "imminent" tax plan while meeting with retail CEOs complaining about border adjustment, before telling Netanyahu he is ok with either a one or "two-state" solution, all eyes will again remain focused on DC, and - of course - the biggest wildcard, Donald Trump. Here’s a look at scheduled events of interest today in Washington, courtesy of Bloomber; all times Eastern 

  • Senate vote on nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead Office of Management and Budget
  • Senate cmte hearings to consider nominations of David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel and Seema Verma to lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


  • 10:30am: President Trump participates in Congressional listening session
  • 1:25pm: Trump speaks with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia in phone call
  • 3:15pm: Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, repealing coal mining waste rule
  • 1:30pm: Briefing with Press Sec. Sean Spicer


  • House meets at 10am; plans to consider two resolutions to overturn Obama administration rules under the Congressional Review Act
  • Senate meets at 10am
  • 10:30am: Senate to hold vote on Mulvaney to lead the OMB; then cloture vote on Scott Pruitt to lead EPA
  • 10am: Senate Rules and Administration Cmte meets to “organize the 115th Congress and to consider the omnibus budget resolution” for committees; 301 Russell
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Cmte had scheduled a hearing for Andrew Puzder to be U.S. Labor sec.; however, the CKE Restaurants CEO withdrew from consideration Wednesday afternoon


  • 9am: Brookings Institution holds discussion on “Pursuing Regulatory Excellence: Brexit, Trump and Beyond”; 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Saul/Zikha room
  • 2pm: Bloomberg Government holds webinar on the look-ahead for congressional budgeting this year, including reconciliation legislation to repeal parts of Obamacare and Trump’s first budget request


  • 9am: House Armed Services Cmte’s Tactical Air and Land Forces panel holds hearing on 5th generation tactical aircraft challenges and the F-35 joint strike fighter program; 2212 Rayburn
  • 9:30am: Senate Armed Services Cmte holdings hearing on “Reshaping the U.S. Military”; G-50 Dirksen
  • 8am: Joint Economic Cmte Chairman Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, joins Ripon Society discussion on Republican strategy to replace Obamacare; Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE
  • 10am: House Judiciary Cmte, Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law panel holds hearing on H.R. 372, the “Comprehensive health Insurance Reform Act of 2017”; 2141 Rayburn
  • 10am: Senate Finance Cmte to hold hearing on nomination of Seema Verma to lead CMS; 215 Dirksen
  • THURS-FRI: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., address Families USA’s Health Action 2017 conference; Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW


  • 10am: House Foreign Affairs Cmte holds hearing titled “Iran on Notice”; 2172 Rayburn
  • 10:30am: Senate Foreign Relations Cmte holds hearing to consider nomination of David Friedman to be U.S. ambassador to Israel; 419 Dirksen


  • 10am: Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., join Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s discussion on “Workforce Retraining: What America Can Learn From the World”; 385 Russell


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