Just because the 435 members of the House of Representatives are on recess doesn’t mean they aren’t working. Many will hold town hall meetings in their home districts. Vice President Mike Pence is also out of Washington for a few days.
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is one of the most controversial figures in President Donald Trump’s administration. And in a new bestselling book — Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency — Joshua Green takes readers inside the mysterious, up-and-down relationship between the president and his populist guru.
This week, several key advisers to President Trump are talking to Congress about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Plus, the Senate is scheduled to vote on its health care reform bill.
As Congress returns from recess, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell any closer to passing health care reform? Plus, the Senate will holding hearings for President Trump’s nominee to lead the FBI after firing James Comey in May.
"A parade of political advisers and Cabinet officials in the Trump administration have come and gone. As many of you know from watching “Washington Week,” the departures often seem to come on Fridays — and shake up our plans at the last minute. They’ve also shaken up the president’s inner circle, casting aside some players and bringing in new ones."