President Obama travels to Michigan to visit the Daimler Detroit Diesel facility. On Thursday, he hosts a Hanukkah reception at the White House.
The House meets tomorrow. There’s no major legislation on the calendar, though the House will hold a vote to go to a House-Senate conference on the defense authorization bill (H.R. 4310).
Senate Hearings: WEDNESDAY—A Finance subcommittee holds a hearing on “Tax Reform and Federal Energy Policy: Incentives to Promote Energy Efficiency.”
House Hearings: WEDNESDAY—An Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on “Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track.” THURSDAY—An Agriculture subcommittee considers derivatives reform. The Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the Volcker Rule. The Intelligence Committee holds a closed meeting on “U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE.” An Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the health care law. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on high-speed rail in the Northeast.
Executive Branch: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner meets with an official from the Bank of England today.
Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data scheduled to be released include the trade deficit for October and wholesale trade for October (Monday); import prices for November (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, retail sales for November, the Producer Price Index for November and business inventories for October (Thursday); and the Consumer Price Index for November and industrial production for November (Friday).” Additional information from The Washington Post is available here.