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U.S. Policy Calendar

U.S. Policy Calendar: 2018

(Last updated September 12, 2018)


January 2018

January 8

The 115th Congress, 2nd session, convenes in Washington, D.C.

January 5

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

January 13 – 28

The 2018 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

January 21 – 29

Sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Montreal, Canada

January 22 – 26

The U.S. House of Representatives is in recess

January 23 – 26

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

January 26

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

January 30

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

January 30 – January 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


February 2018

February 1 – 2 

House Republican policy retreat

FEBRUARY 6

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

FEBRUARY 8 – 9  

House Democratic policy retreat

FEBRUARY 19 – 23

U.S. Congress in recess

February 26 – March 6

Seventh round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Mexico City, Mexico

FEBRUARY 28

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


March 2018

March 5 – 9

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 2018

March 20 – 21

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 26 – April 6 

U.S. Congress in recess

March 28

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


April 2018

April 5

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

April 13 – 14

Summit of the Americas, Lima, Peru

April 21 – 23

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

April 27

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

April 30 – May 4 

U.S. Congress in recess


May 2018

May 1 – 2

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 3

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

May 29 – June 1

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 2018

June 6

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

June 8 – 9 

Group of Seven (G-7) summit, Charlevoix, Quebec

June 12

Trump-Kim summit, Singapore

June 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

June 28

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


July 2018

July 2 – 6

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 2018

July 11 – 12

NATO Summit, Brussels, Belgium

July 16

Trump-Putin summit, Helsinki, Finland

July 27

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

July 30 – September 3

U.S. House of Representatives summer recess

July 31 – August 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


August 2018

August 3

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

August 4 (Tentative) – September 3

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


September 2018

september 6

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for July 2018

september 17-24

The U.S. Senate and House in recess

september 18-27

The 73rdGeneral Assembly of the United Nations in New York City

September 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

september 27

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the final report on second quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product


October 2018

October 1

The U.S. government’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 begins

october 5

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for August 2018

october 12

The U.S. House of Representatives begins a recess until after the November 6 midterm elections

october 26

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the first estimate of third quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product

The U.S. Senate begins a recess that will last until after the November 6 midterm elections


November 2018

november 3

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for September 2018

november 5

The U.S. will reimpose wide-ranging sanctions on Iran’s energy industry as part of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord

November 6

U.S. elections for the one-third of the Senate, all of the House, and many governors and state legislatures

November 7-8

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 11

President Trump to attend the commemoration of the 100thanniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in Paris, France

november 11-15

Vice President Pence to attend the Association of South East Asian Nations Summit in Singapore

november 12-18

Vice President Pence to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

november 13

The U.S. Senate and House reconvene for a “lame duck” post-election session

november 15-17

Vice President Pence to attend the East Asia Summit [ASEAN nations plus the U.S., Japan, China, India, Australia, Russia, South Korea, and New Zealand] in Singapore

november 18-26

U.S. Senate and House Thanksgiving holiday recess

november 28

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

november 30- december 1

President Trump to attend Group of 20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina


December 2018

december 5

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release figures for U.S. international trade in goods and services for October 2018

december 13

Target for adjournment of the 115th Congress

December 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

december 21

The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the final report on third quarter U.S. Gross Domestic Product