Week InAdvance: February 2, 2015

Monday | G20 finance ministers, central bank governors gather in Istanbul for two-day summit; Treasurer Jack Lew to attend. European Union leaders hold summit in Brussels. President Obama, German Chancellor Merkel meet in the Oval Office to prepare for Germany's hosting G7 summit in June, then hold press conference.

Congressional Recess Round-Up

We wanted to provide you with a summary of significant developments from the end of the recently completed July work period and highlight what we can expect when Congress returns in five weeks.

Last week, Congress capped off the July work period with the passage of a highway funding patch and legislation to overhaul the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs. Both bills are expected to receive the President's signature early this week.