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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/12/2011

The week ahead on the Hill: Boehner’s jobs speech, and the supercommittee meets again


(Cliff Owen - AP)
President Obama delivered the text of his jobs plan to Congress on Monday morning. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will address the Economic Club of Washington, and the debt-reduction supercommittee will have its second public hearing: It’s a busy week ahead on Capitol Hill, not to mention two special elections on Tuesday, in Nevada and New York, that may provide some early insight into the 2012 landscape. Here’s our preview of what’s coming up:

Monday

The House is in at noon. At 6:30 p.m., suspension votes are expected on three noncontroversial measures: the Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act, the Appeal Time Clarification Act and a measure extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in financial disclosure reports.

The Senate is in at 2 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., a roll call vote is expected on ending debate on H.J.Res. 66, a measure approving the renewal of the Burmese Freedom and Democracies Act of 1973. At 6 p.m., members of the House and the Senate are to meet on the East Front steps of the Capitol for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

Committee hearings/other events:

Noon: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) discusses “Addressing the Social Security Conundrum,” in a speech to the Heritage Foundation.

Noon: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, headline a Wilson Center discussion on “The National Conversation: 9/11 The Next Ten Years.”

Noon: The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing on “Inside Deficit Reduction: What it Means for Health Care.”

12:30 p.m.: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) holds his weekly pen-and-pad briefing with reporters.

4 p.m.: The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on several nominations.

Tuesday

The House is in at 10 a.m. On Tuesday and the rest of the week, the House is expected to take up several measures, including the Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011; the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act; the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011; the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act; and a measure disapproving of raising the debt ceiling. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

8:30 a.m.: The Congressional Progressive Caucus holds a news conference in Room HC-8 on “Rebuilding the American Dream Framework.”

9:30 a.m.: The House and Senate Intelligence Committees hold a joint hearing on “The State of Intelligence Reform 10 Years After 9/11.”

10 a.m.: The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on “Housing Finance Reform: Should There be a Government Guarantee?”

10 a.m.: The Senate Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on “Ten Years After 9/11: Are We Safer?”

10 a.m.: The House Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on “Ten Years after 9/11: Can Terrorists Still Exploit our Visa System?”

10:30 a.m.: The debt supercommittee holds its second public hearing examining “The History and Drivers of Our Nation’s Debt and Its Threats.” Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf testifies.

11:30 a.m.: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) holds a pen-and-pad with reporters.

2 p.m.: The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Whether There is a Role for Tax Reform in Comprehensive Deficit Reduction and U.S. Fiscal Policy.”

4 p.m.: Former President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak at an event “to introduce a new initiative to expand the availability of vital cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment.”

Wednesday

The House is in at 10 a.m. to resume consideration of the measures it began taking up Tuesday. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

9 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on “The American Energy Initiative: Impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New and Proposed Power Sector Regulations on Electric Reliability.”

9 a.m.: The American Enterprise Institute hosts a discussion on “Teaching America: How Charter Schools Can Help Close the Civic Achievement Gap.”

9:30 a.m.: The House Oversight Committee holds a hearing on “How a Broken Process Leads to Flawed Regulations.”

10 a.m.: The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Tax Reform Options: Marginal Rates on High-Income Taxpayers, Capital Gains and Dividends.”

10 a.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: Renewing the Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking.”

10 a.m.: The House Budget Committee holds a hearing on “The Need for Pro-Growth Tax Reform.”

11 a.m.: The National Zoo hosts a Lion Cub Birthday Celebration.

2 p.m.: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Reps. Charles Boustany (R-La.), Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and John Barrow (D-Ga.) speak at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum on Capitol Hill to discuss “the harmful impacts of employer mandates on jobs.”

2 p.m.: The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on “New Ideas for Refinancing and Restructuring Mortgage Loans.”

2 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on “Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority, Part II.”

Thursday

The House is in at 9 a.m. Last votes are expected by 3 p.m. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

9:30 a.m.: The Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Policy Prescriptions for the Economy.”

9:30 a.m.: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Defense Department Contracting in Afghanistan: Are We Doing Enough to Combat Corruption?”

10 a.m.: International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde discusses “Global Economic Challenges and Solutions,” in a speech to the Woodrow Center.

10 a.m.: The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Tax Reform Options: Promoting Retirement Security.”

12:30 p.m.: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivers an address on jobs and the economy at the Economic Club of Washington.

12:30 p.m.: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations on a recent trip to Afghanistan and Uzekistan, as well as other foreign policy issues, including the evolving situations in Libya and Syria.

2:30 p.m.: The Senate Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on improving financial accountability at the Defense Department.

Friday

The House is not in session. The Senate is in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

8:30 a.m.: The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on “Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict.”

9 a.m.: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) discusses “The Evolution of American Intelligence and National Security in the Decade since 9/11,” in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.

10 a.m.: The National Academy of Social Insurance holds a briefing on “The Super Committee and Social Security: Should the Bowles-Simpson Proposals be on the Table?” in B-318 Rayburn.

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