Dispatch from the Front: The Week of April 9

By April 9, 2012General

President Obama hosts the White House Easter Egg Roll this morning. Later today, he meets with the President of Brazil. On Tuesday, the President makes the case for the “Buffett Rule” at Florida Atlantic University. On Friday, he travels to Colombia.

The House and Senate are out.

Senate Hearings: WEDNESDAY—The Commerce Committee holds a field hearing in West Virginia on “Shale Gas Development: Meeting the Transportation, Pipeline, and Rail Needs to Renew American Manufacturing.”

Executive Branch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Commerce John Bryson participate in the Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century Conference, which is being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, Secretary Bryson will be in Tennessee for the opening of a new Whirlpool facility. NAM Board Chair Mary Andringa and NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons will also be there.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Data will include wholesale trade inventories for February (Tuesday); import prices for March and the Federal Reserve’s beige book (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, the Producer Price Index for March and the trade deficit for February (Thursday); the Consumer Price Index for March and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for April (Friday).”

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