Dispatch from the Front: The Week of January 22

President Obama attends the National Prayer Service this morning. In the evening, inauguration activities continue, with the Staff Inaugural Ball.

The Senate meets this morning and may take up H.R. 152, the House-passed measures providing relief for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. At some point during the week, the Senate may take up filibuster reform. Democrats and Republicans are discussing potential options this week.

The House meets today at 10:00 a.m. and will consider the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (H.R. 307). On Wednesday, the House will likely take up a bill extending the debt limit for three months. The Majority Leader’s schedule is available here.

Senate Hearings: THURSDAY—The Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to serve as Secretary of State.

House Hearings: TUESDAY—The Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the debt limit.

Executive Branch: Vice President Biden joins the President at this morning’s National Prayer Service and at the Staff Inaugural Ball later today.

Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data will include sales of existing homes for December (Tuesday); weekly jobless claims and leading economic indicators for December (Thursday); and sales of new homes for December (Friday).” The Washington Post has additional information here.

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