Members of both chambers of Congress will return to their home states and districts for a weeklong recess before returning to Washington on May 9-10 until their next recess, which follows Memorial Day.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver remarks on rural opioids Thursday to the 2Gen Administration Conference. Later that day, Vilsack will give remarks to the Congressional Fire Services Dinner.
Following the historic Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the U.N. on April 22, the Climate Action 2016 Summit will convene global leaders from government, business and civil society on May 5-6 in Washington, D.C., to showcase and discuss actions all sectors are already taking to make the agreement a success. The national governments that have signed on to the Paris Agreement will need the support of international organizations, the private sector and civil society, and Climate Action 2016 will provide the forum for demonstrating actions currently underway. Vilsack plans to attend the summit. For the full list of speakers and the summit agenda, go to http://www.climateaction2016.org/#program.
Also on Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market opens, where Vilsack will give remarks.