Dispatch from the Front: The Week of April 13

By April 13, 2009Economy, General

Congress remains on recess this week. The Senate reconvenes 2 p.m. Monday, April 20th, and debates whether to debate S. 386, Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 21st.

President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday and on Thursday attends the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. (Reuters fact box on Summit.)

Tax Day is Wednesday.

Hearings:Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) holds a field hearing of the Small Business Committee Tuesday in Shreveport, “Manufacturing Closures in North Louisiana: Impact on Small Businesses and Local Communities.”

Executive Branch: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano tours the Port of Long Beach today.

The Department of Interior concludes its series of public hearings on developing energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, Tuesday in Anchorage and Thursday in San Francisco. Details.

In the ever-mounting list of summits, the EPA on Tuesday and Wednesday holds a “National Bedbug Summmit” in Arlington, Va.

Economic Reports: PPI and March retail sales come out Tuesday, and CPI and Industrial Production figures for March are released Wednesday. More.

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