Dispatch from the Front: The Week of January 23

The President’s State of the Union speech will dominate headlines this week.

President Obama welcomes the Stanley Cup champions, the Boston Bruins, to the White House today. Tuesday, he delivers the State of the Union address. Wednesday through Friday, he will crisscross the country, visiting Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Michigan.

The Senate returns to the Capitol today and will consider the nomination of a federal district judge.

The House is in session today through Wednesday. On Tuesday, it will vote on a measure expressing the importance of passing a budget. See the Majority Leader’s schedule here.

More from The Hill.

Senate Hearings: THURSDAY—The Budget Committee holds a hearing on the “Outlook for the U.S. and Global Economy.” FRIDAY—The Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a field hearing on “Rebuilding the Middle Class: What Washington Can Learn from Iowa.”

House Hearings: TUESDAY—An Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee holds a hearing on the “Occupy” encampment in Washington, D.C. The Budget Committee marks up several bills relating to budget process reform. An Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee receives testimony from the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. WEDNESDAY—An Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The House Agriculture Committee marks up several bills to reform provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial services bill. An Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee holds a hearing on the Chevy Volt.

Executive Branch: Secretary of Commerce John Bryson meets with the ambassador of India today. United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk is meeting with the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Under Secretary of International Trade Francisco Sanchez is attending a meeting with representatives of the textile industry this week. On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the House Democratic retreat in Cambridge, Md.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Data will include pending home sales for December (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, durable goods for December, new-home sales for December and leading economic indicators for December (Thursday); and gross domestic product for the fourth quarter and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for January (Friday).”

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