Dispatch from the Front: The Week of January 9

President Obama welcomes the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks to the White House today. On Wednesday, he travels to Chicago.

The House returns on January 17 and the Senate is off until January 23.

On Thursday, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board Chair Mary Andringa delivers an address at the Detroit Economic Club.

Executive Branch: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is in India this week. Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner is in Asia. He will visit China and Japan to enlist those countries in the effort to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program. On Tuesday, Secretary of Commerce John Bryson travels to Detroit for the Detroit Auto Show. On Thursday, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez will address the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) meeting.

Federal Courts: The Supreme Court hears its first oral arguments of the new year today. First up is Sackett v. EPA, a case involving pre-enforcement review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance order. For more on today’s schedule at the Supreme Court, click here.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Data will include consumer credit for November (Monday); wholesale trade inventories for November (Tuesday); the Federal Reserve beige book (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, retail sales for December and business inventories for November (Thursday); and the trade deficit for November and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for January (Friday).” More from the Washington Post.

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