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Policy Calendar

U.S. Policy Calendar

U.S. Policy Calendar: 2017

(compiled January 3, 2017; last updated September 8, 2017)


January 2017

January 3

The 115th Congress, 1st session, convenes in Washington, D.C.

January 6

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for November 2016

January 8 – 22

The 2017 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

January 20

Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the U.S.

January 25 – 26

Senate Democrats hold a policy retreat in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

January 25 – 27 

Republicans from the House and Senate hold a joint policy retreat in Philadelphia

January 27

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the advance report of fourth quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

January 31 – February 1

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates


February 2017

FEBRUARY 7

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for December 2016

FEBRUARY 8 – 10  

House Democrats hold a policy retreat in Baltimore, Maryland

FEBRUARY 20 – 24

U.S. Congress in recess

FEBRUARY 28

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the second report of fourth quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

February 28

President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress


March 2017

March 6 – 10

Annual CERA Week energy industry meeting, Houston, Texas

March 7

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for January 2017

March 14 – 15

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

March 16

Suspension of the ceiling on the U.S. federal government’s public debt expires

March 30

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the final revision to fourth quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


April 2017

April 4

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for February 2017

April 10 – 21

U.S. Congress in recess

April 21 – 23

2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

April 28

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the advance report of first quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

April 30

End of the “First 100 Days” in office for President Donald Trump


May 2017

May 2 – 3

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

May 4

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for March 2017

May 26 – 27

Annual Group of 7 (G-7) Summit, Sicily, Italy

May 26

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the second report of first quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

May 29 – June 2

U.S. Congress in recess


June 2017

June 2

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for April 2017

June 13 – 14

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

June 29

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the final revision of first quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


July 2017

July 3 – 10

U.S. Congress in recess

July 6

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for May 2017

July 7 – 8

12th annual Group of 20 (G-20) Summit, Hamburg, Germany

July 25 – 26

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

July 28

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the advance report of second quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

July 31 – September 5

U.S. House of Representatives summer recess


August 2017

August 4 (Tentative) – September 5

U.S. Senate summer recess

August 4

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for June 2017

August 16-20 (Tentative)

First round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks

August 30

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the second report of second quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


September 2017

September 5

U.S. Congress ends summer recess

September 6

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for July 2017

September 19 - 20

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

September 28

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the final revision of second quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


October 2017

October 5

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for August 2017

October 9-13

U.S. Senate recess 

October 14-15

Annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund

September 16-20

U.S. House of Representatives recess

October 27

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the advance version of third quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

October 31-November 1

The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates


November 2017

November 3

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for September 2017

November 7

Election Day (including gubernatorial and state legislative elections in New Jersey and Virginia)

November 17-27

Recess for U.S. House of Representatives (November 17-27) and U.S. Senate (November 20-24)

November 29

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the second report on third quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


December 2017

December 5

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for October 2017

December 12-13

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meets to set targets for U.S. monetary policy and short-term interest rates

December 15

Target for adjournment of the first session of the 115th U.S. Congress

December 31

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases the final revision of third quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product