Dispatch from the Front: The Week of July 4
Happy Fourth of July!
Looks like a quiet week in Washington, but that can all change!
The President celebrates Independence Day, the Senate stays in Washington to reach a deal on the debt limit, and the House returns after a pre-July 4 recess.
President Obama hosts a 4th of July celebration on the South Lawn today. On Thursday, he hosts the first-ever Twitter town hall to answer questions in 140 characters or fewer.
The Senate gavels in Tuesday and turns to a resolution on the conflict in Libya.
The House returns Tuesday and fills its week with appropriations bills.
More from the Hill here.
House Hearings: THURSDAY—The Oversight and Government Reform Committee examines “Cybersecurity: The Nation’s Ability to Address the Growing Cyber Threat.” The Education and Workforce Committee holds a hearing on “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Worker’s Free Choice.” The Judiciary Committee marks up the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011 (H.R. 966). An Energy and Commerce subcommittee hears the “The Views of the Independent Agencies on Regulatory Reform.” A Science, Space and Technology subcommittee looks at the ethanol blend, E15. FRIDAY—A Ways and Means subcommittee holds a hearing on Social Security. Subcommittees from the Natural Resources Committee and Agriculture Committee hold a joint hearing on the ban on horizontal drilling on federal lands.
Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Data will include factory orders for May (Tuesday); the Institute for Supply Management service index for June (Wednesday); the ADP employment report for June and weekly jobless claims (Thursday); and unemployment for June and wholesale trade and consumer credit for May (Friday).”