Dispatch from the Front: The Week of April 30

By April 30, 2012General

President Obama hosts the Prime Minister of Japan at the White House today. On Thursday, he celebrates Cinco de Mayo a few days early.

The House and Senate are in recess.

House Hearings: MONDAY—A Science, Space and Technology subcommittee holds a field hearing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. WEDNESDAY—A Natural Resources subcommittee holds a field hearing on hydraulic fracturing.

Executive Branch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Asia this week, with stops in China, Bangladesh and India. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner will be in China this week for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Data will include personal income and spending for March, and the Chicago purchasing managers’ index for April (Monday); the I.S.M. manufacturing index for April and construction spending for March (Tuesday); the ADP employment report for April and factory orders for March (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, first-quarter productivity and the I.S.M. nonmanufacturing report for April (Thursday); and unemployment figures for April (Friday).”


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