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U.S. Policy Calendar

U.S. Policy Calendar: 2019

(Last updated May 1, 2019)


January 2019

January 3

The 116th Congress, 1st session, convenes in Washington, D.C.

January 8

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for November 2018

January 14 – 27

The 2019 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

January 21 – 25

U.S. Congress scheduled to be in recess

January 22 – 25

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

January 30

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

January 29

President Trump scheduled to deliver the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress

January 29 – January 30

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 2019

FEBRUARY 5

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for December 2018

FEBRUARY 18 – 22

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


March 2019

March 7

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for January 2019

March 11 – 15

Annual CERA Week energy industry meeting, Houston, Texas

March 18 – 22 

U.S. Congress in recess

March 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

March 28

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


April 2019

April 3

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for February 2019

April 15 – 26

U.S. Congress in recess

April 26

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

April 30 - May 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


May 2019

May 7

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for March 2019

May 27 – 31

U.S. Congress in recess

May 30

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


June 2019

June 6

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for April 2019

June 18 – 19

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 27

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

June 28-19

G-20 Summit, Osaka, Japan


July 2019

July 1 – 5

U.S. Congress in recess

July 3

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for May 2019

July 22

NATO Summit, Brussels, Belgium

July 26

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

July 29 – September 5

U.S. House of Representatives summer recess

July 30 – 31

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


August 2019

August 2

The U.S. Department of Commerce releases figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for June 2019

August 5 – September 6

U.S. Senate summer recess

August 29

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