Washington Week-ly News Quiz: December 28, 2018
In place of this week’s news quiz, here are five stories to watch in 2019:
- Jan. 3 – The 116th Congress is sworn in. With both chambers back in session, new members of Congress will participate in their first votes, for their tenure and for the year.
- Jan. 7 – The Supreme Court's first session of 2019 begins with the case of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht. The pharmaceutical company asks whether it can be held liable for failing to warn patients about a drug’s health risks when the FDA refused to allow Merck to add a warning to the label. The second case Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP will determine whether federal debt collection laws apply to out-of-court home repossessions.
- Apr. 22 – Earth Day will mark its 49th anniversary. Climate change is expected to move to the front of the Democrat’s 2020 legislative agenda.
- Apr. 27 – The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will break its decades-long tradition of a comedian host. Respected presidential biographer Ron Chernow will headline the evening. President Trump, who hasn’t attended the dinner since becoming president, tweeted, “Maybe I will go?”
- Nov. 5 – Election Day for 2019. In addition to over a dozen mayoral elections across the country, voters in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi will elect governors.