Just another manic Monday, as the Supreme Court opens its term. For a good review of the business-related issues facing the court, see this Wall Street Journal article, “Supreme Court Is Battleground In Pre-Emption Campaigns.” Meanwhile, the dollar is supposed to continue falling. And today marks the start of the new federal fiscal year. Number of appropriations bills passed: 0.
The House convenes at noon with business to start at 2:30 p.m. The usual array of post office christenings and other recognitions are on suspension. The high-profile issue of the week is the likely attempt to override President Bush’s veto of SCHIP expansion. The House schedule for the week is here.
The Senate convenes at noon, and on the schedule is H.R.1585, the defense authorization. This week the Senate may get to H.R. 3093, the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which includes funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, the Office of Science & Technology, and more. The week’s Senate committee hearings are here.
: We rarely mention the week ahead for the European Parliament, but given events, will make an exception: “EP Cinema Prize. The procedure for choosing the first winner of the EP’s Prix Lux for European cinema begins with a press conference by Vice-President Gérard Onesta (Monday).” Fiat Prix Lux!
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