The week ahead on the Hill: China currency, 2012 funding bill on the agenda


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Monday

The House and Senate are both in at 2 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the House is expected to hold roll call votes on seven non-controversial measures under suspension of the rules, which means a two-thirds majority is necessary for passage. The Senate is expected to hold a roll a call vote at 5:30 p.m. on a judicial nomination and on S.1619, the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act.

Committee hearings/other events:

All day: The Campaign for America’s Future holds a conference on “Take Back the American Dream” at the Washington Hilton.

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

12:30 p.m.: The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization.”

1 p.m.: Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns delivers a National Press Club luncheon address “to call for a national discourse on the tenuous relationship between civility and democracy in American history.”

1:15 p.m.: House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) speaks at a Hudson Institute event on “The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Twenty Years after Oslo” in room CVC-217.

Tuesday

The House is in at 10 a.m. Votes are expected on the fiscal year 2012 funding resolution and on measures providing for the consideration of H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, and H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

All day: The Campaign for America’s Future holds a conference on “Take Back the American Dream” at the Washington Hilton.

9:30 a.m.: The Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on “Improving the Budget Process: Strategies for More Effective Congressional Budgeting.”

10 a.m.: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on “The Economic Outlook.”

10 a.m.: The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on “National Defense and the U.S. Military Ten Years After 9/11: Perspectives from Former Service Chiefs and Vice Chiefs.”

10 a.m.: The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.”

12:30 p.m.: Senate Republicans and Democrats hold their weekly closed-door policy luncheons.

2 p.m.: A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “A Comprehensive Assessment of U.S. Policy Toward Sudan.”

Wednesday

The House is in at 10 a.m. Three measures will be under consideration on Wednesday and Thursday: H.R. 1343, a measure that would return unused or reclaimed funds made available for broadband awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Treasury; H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011; and H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

All day: The Campaign for America’s Future holds a conference on “Take Back the American Dream” at the Washington Hilton.

8 a.m.: National Journal holds a policy summit at the National Press Club on “Lessons from Japan: Global Implications of Nuclear Disaster.”

10 a.m.: A House Homeland Security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Intelligence Sharing and Terrorist Travel: How DHS Addresses the Mission of Providing Security, Facilitating Commerce and Protecting Privacy for Passengers Engaged in International Travel.”

1 p.m.: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) discusses “his strategies to deal with many of the nation’s problems” at a National Press Club luncheon.

1 p.m.: The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists hold a conference call to discuss new fuel economy standards proposals announced by the Obama administration “requiring automakers to achieve a fleet fuel economy average of 54.5 mpg by 2025.”

3:30 p.m.: Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Randy Forbes (R-Va.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) speak at a Coalition for the Common Defense discussion at the Capitol Visitors’ Center on “Providing for the Common Defense: The First Duty of the ‘Super Committee.”’

Thursday

The House is in at 9 a.m. to continue its consideration of the measures it began taking up on Wednesday. Last votes are expected no later than 3 p.m. The Senate is also in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

9:30 a.m.: A Senate Homeland Security subcommittee holds a hearing on “Excessive Speculation and Compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act.”

9:30 a.m.: A House Ways and Means subcommittee holds a hearing on “Moving from Unemployment Checks to Paychecks: Assessing the President’s Proposals to Help the Long-Term Unemployed.”

10:30 a.m.: A House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on “Arlington National Cemetery: An Update on Reform and Progress.”

Noon: The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “The Constitution and the Right To Vote: Protecting Against Voter Fraud.”

2 p.m.: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on “The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.”

2 p.m.: The National Endowment for Democracy and the Center for International Media Assistance hold a discussion on “Challenges for Independent Media in a Post-Gaddafi Libya.”

7 p.m.: The National Archives holds a discussion on Congress and the current state of the country’s representative democracy.

Friday

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

Committee hearings/other events:

8:30 a.m.: The Center for a New American Security holds a discussion at the Newseum on the report “Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity.”

Noon: The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a discussion in room B-338 of the Rayburn House Office Building titled, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Right Combination for Growth?”

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