This Week on the Hill: Farm Bill Headlines House Action; Senate Continues Work on Judicial Noms

While no votes are scheduled today, House lawmakers have a busy week ahead. The highlight will be consideration of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), more colloquially known as the “farm bill.” Other measures on the House’s weekly docket include a bill that would provide more harsh punishments for crimes targeting law enforcement officers (H.R. 5698) and a Senate-passed bill that would alter policy on veterans’ remains buried on federal lands (S. 2372).  

The Senate is due to continue its slog through federal judicial confirmations this week. Two final confirmation votes are expected this afternoon, namely on the nominations of Michael Scudder and Amy St. Eve to join the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Aside from floor action, more primaries are scheduled tomorrow, with voters in Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania headed to the polls. In Washington, President Trump is scheduled to visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday, where he will meet with Senate Republicans to discuss the upcoming summit with North Korea and economic issues. The meeting may also provide an opportunity for Republicans to discuss plans for the White House’s $15.4 billion rescissions package, which reportedly could come as soon as this week.