- Both House and Senate intelligence committees have hearings scheduled this week
- House Speaker Paul Ryan will deliver his first major speech on tax reform Tuesday
- Montana Republican Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte is expected to be sworn in this week
Here’s your guide to the biggest issues of the week:
Russia investigation continues in both chambers
Both House and Senate intelligence committees have hearings scheduled this week, as Capitol Hill investigators continue to call in witnesses and await requests for materials in the probe of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
On Wednesday the Senate intelligence committee holds an open hearing featuring cybersecurity and state election officials focused on potential threats to the 2018 and 2020 elections by Russian operatives.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Russia before the House intelligence panel Wednesday. He met with the Senate committee in a closed session already.
Health care reaches another do-or-die moment
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to aim for a Senate floor vote before the July 4 recess.
Capitol Hill watching Georgia special election
The most expensive election for a House seat takes place Tuesday, when Republican Karen Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff to fill the vacancy left when former Rep. Tom Price took the position of Health and Human Services secretary.
The suburban Atlanta district, which in recent elections has been considered reliably Republican, is being viewed as a bellwether for the 2018 midterm elections.
Republicans are already pointing out Ossoff’s substantial financial advantage — he has raised more than $23 million. Both parties and outside groups have funneled millions into the race and high profile surrogates have worked to rally their supporters.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is giving a major speech on tax reform Tuesday at the National Association of Manufacturers.
Serious splits among defense hawks, conservatives, appropriators and centrists are making the effort to cobble together a Republican budget difficult. Leaders are pressing members to come to consensus so they can use reconciliation to push the GOP tax reform plan through the Senate with a simple majority.