US Policy 2019 Fall Forecast
President Trump’s summer schedule was packed. He signed bills and issued executive orders, received foreign leaders and held press briefings, posted hundreds of tweets and logged tens of thousands of air miles shuttling between scenes of Make America Great Again rallies, private fundraisers and golf weekends, an ethane cracker facility and a G7 conference. Congress, meanwhile, is nearing the end of a mandated summer break. For senators and House members, August recess was a chance to spend time with family, meet with constituents in their home states, and catch up on summer reading. Several, for various reasons, used that time to decide to end their Congressional careers.
But after Labor Day, it’s back to work, and Dentons’ US Policy 2019 Fall Forecast looks at the front-burner issues: gun violence prevention, funding for border barrier construction, the China-US trade war, USMCA sticking points, judicial nominations, growing calls for impeachment, and more. We also provide updates on unfilled White House positions, the current field of Democratic primary candidates and the prospects of federal legalization of marijuana.