What to Watch This Week:
The House is in recess this week, returning Tuesday, April 12.
On Monday, the Senate will consider S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Later in the week, Senator McConnell (R-Ky.) may schedule a vote on legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Authority.
On Monday, President Obama will hold a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. The president and Secretary General Stoltenberg will discuss the progress Allies are making in the international effort to degrade and destroy ISIL, as well as the important role NATO is playing in alleviating the refugee and migrant crisis spurred in part by the terrorist group. The leaders will also discuss preparations for the July 8-9, 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland. In the afternoon, President Obama will host a reception for Greek Independence Day in the East Room; the Vice President will also attend.
On Tuesday, the president and the vice president will hold a meeting with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership. Following this meeting, President Obama will host a dinner in their honor with the vice president and the first lady at the White House.
On Wednesday, President Obama will attend meetings at the White House.
On Thursday, the president will return to the University of Chicago Law School for a conversation about the Supreme Court and the country’s judicial system. As part of this discussion, President Obama will continue to make the case for why Judge Garland deserves a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote in the Senate. Later in the day, the president will travel to the Los Angeles area for a DCCC event.
On Friday, President Obama will attend a DSCC event and later, travel to the San Francisco area for DNC and DCCC events.
On Saturday, the president will return to Washington, D.C.