Week ahead: The wait is (almost) over

Expect a flood of off-the-Hill events to follow on the decision, too. None have been scheduled or publicized, however, because the ruling date is unknown.

A ruling in the highly charged case this week could make for some awkward social situations outside the Capitol. House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTrump nominates two new DOD officials Brat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule MORE (R-Va.) said he would make time in the chamber’s schedule for the White House-Congress picnic and a congressional baseball game. Because the picnic is scheduled for Wednesday night, a Monday ruling by the court could cast a shadow there.

Apart from healthcare reform, a Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appropriations bill could see action on the House floor.

In the Senate, the Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday on health and benefits legislation.

On Thursday, the American College of Rheumatology will host a briefing on legislation to limit cost-sharing requirements for “specialty medications.” Rep. David McKinleyDavid McKinleyU.S. Economy, contractors, and American workers benefit from PLAs Overnight Regulation: Justices won't halt Obama water rule case | Greens, states sue over delayed energy rules Lawmakers ask Sessions to exempt federal prisons from hiring freeze MORE (R-W.Va.) and Lois Capps (D-Calif.) will speak.