We’re Back Up, Looking to the Week Ahead

By June 30, 2008General

Shopfloor.org has returned from its involuntary hiatus, the result of unexpected server maintenance. Chinese hackers were not involved….that we know of.

Meanwhile, here’s the week ahead:

It’s a slow Fourth of July week here in Washington, D.C. The House is out until Tuesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The Senate, save for a pro forma gaveling today — oops, missed it! — will convene again on Monday, July 7 at 10 a.m. First Senate items of business after the Fourth will be H.R. 3221, the housing bill, and H.R. 6304, FISA Amendments Act.

Executive Branch: President Bush travels to Bethesda Wednesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Walter Reed National Medical Center. On the Fourth, he becomes a Jeffersonian, speaking at Monticello’s 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony in Charlottesville, Va. Treasury Secretary Paulson is making a quick European tour (Russia, Germany, Britain) delivering the keynote speech on economy and the market at the Royal Society of Arts in London Wednesday. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez and Education Secretary Spelling are at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado participating in a panel Wednesday, “Strengthening Our Nation’s Workforce.”

Economic Reports: The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment numbers for June on Thursday morning.

Elsewhere, the African Union begins its annual meeting today in Cairo and France takes over EU’s rotating presidency on July 1.

Happy Independence Day.

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