President Obama conducts interviews with local television anchors this morning. On Wednesday, he hosts Israel President Shimon Peres at the White House. Peres will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On Thursday, President Obama visits the World Trade Center site.
The Senate returns on Monday and will continue its consideration of the farm bill (S. 3240). It will also vote on a judicial nominee.
The House is out this week.
Senate Hearings: TUESDAY—The Finance Committee considers how tax reform would affect U.S. energy policy. WEDNESDAY—The Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Economic Opportunity and Transition Legislation.” The Banking Committee hears from JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. The Environment and Public Works Committee considers two nominations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. THURSDAY—The Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on “China and Clean Energy.”
House Hearings: THURSDAY—A Small Business subcommittee is in South Carolina for a hearing on “Caught Up in Red Tape: The Impact of Federal Regulations on Small Businesses and Contractors.”
Executive Branch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits her alma mater to mark the opening of the Women in Public Service Institute today. On Wednesday, Vice President Biden holds a meeting on the situation in Iraq. On Friday, Biden speaks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. On Wednesday, Under Secretary for Industry and Security Eric Hirschhorn discusses export control reform with the National Council on International Trade Development.
Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data to be reported this week will include import prices for May (Tuesday); retail sales for May, the Producer Price Index for May and business inventories for April (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, the Consumer Price Index for May and the current account deficit for the first quarter (Thursday); and industrial production for May and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for June (Friday).”
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