Today on the Hill: Recess Edition (2/21)

Both the House and Senate are out for a weeklong recess in honor of President’s Day. Congress is scheduled to return on Monday, Feb. 27 for a six-week legislative session before the Easter recess in April. While the agenda remains fluid, Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross will likely be first up in the confirmation queue when the Senate returns next week. Additionally, although President Trump will follow recent tradition and not deliver a formal State of the Union in his first year in office, he is set to speak to a joint session of Congress next Tuesday on his legislative priorities.