The week ahead on the Hill: The House on the road, the Senate takes up oil subsidies, and the U.S. hits its debt ceiling


Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. (Alex Wong/GETTY IMAGES)

The Senate, which is in session all week, will vote Tuesday on a judicial nomination and will probably take up legislation mid-week on ending subsidies for large oil and gas companies. A vote on the Ryan budget is expected to come later this month.

Here’s a closer look at the week ahead:

Monday

The Senate is in from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for morning business. No votes are expected.

Committee hearings/other events:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (S.C.) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) are in New York to talk with financial leaders about the debt-limit debate.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivers remarks at the Economic Club of Chicago.

11 a.m.: Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) speaks on a Family Acceptance Project/Center for American Progress Action Fund conference call on bullying of young gay people and suicide.

11 a.m.: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) delivers remarks on Medicare and Social Security at the annual meeting of the United Seniors of Maryland.

Noon: The Cato Institute holds a briefing on “Leashing the Surveillance State: How to Renew and Reform Patriot Act Surveillance Authorities.”

Noon: The Center for American Progress holds a discussion on “Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters in the Electorate.”

1 p.m.: Former national security adviser James Jones speaks at a National Press Club luncheon on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on al-Qaeda and the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.

1:30 p.m.: The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion on “CIA Interrogations and the Bin Laden Operation.”

2:15 p.m. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) holds a “Make it in America” roundtable in La Plata, Md.

3 p.m.: Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) speaks at a Howard Baker Forum on clean energy at the Reagan Building.

Tuesday

The Senate is in at 10 a.m. At noon, a vote is expected on the nomination of Susan Carney to be a U.S. circuit court judge for the Second Circuit.

Committee hearings/other events:

8:30 a.m.: Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) speaks at the Howard Baker Forum’s event on clean energy technology at the Reagan Building.

9:30 a.m.: Former national security adviser Gen. James Jones Jr. testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Pakistan.

10 a.m.: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on several drilling-related pieces of legislation.

10 a.m.: Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell (D) testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Financing 21st Century Infrastructure.”

10 a.m.: The Census Bureau releases new demographic profiles for Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

10:15 a.m.: Amtrak President Joseph Boardman and others testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on rail funding.

11:30 a.m.: Congress holds an event in the Rotunda for a National Day of Remembrance commemoration of the Holocaust.

Noon: Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) participate in an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discussion on “Waves of Innovation: Spectrum Allocation in the Age of the Mobile Internet.”

12:30 p.m.: Senate Democrats and Republicans hold their weekly caucus luncheons.

3:30 p.m.: Lisa Monaco, the nominee to serve as assistant attorney general for national security, testifies at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing.

Wednesday

The Senate is in session. Votes are expected on legislation that would end subsidies for oil and gas companies.

Committee hearings/other events:

8 a.m.: The National Defense University Foundation holds a forum on “U.S. Strategic Options in the Persian Gulf.”

9:30 a.m.: A Senate Banking subcommittee holds a hearing on the state of the securitization markets.

10 a.m.: The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the materiel readiness of U.S. forces.

10 a.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice in the Immigration Court System.”

10:30 a.m.: The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing on “Contributions of Space to National Imperatives.”

5:30 p.m.: The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion on “How to Fix a Broken Pentagon: Lessons From World War II.”

Thursday

The Senate is in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

9 a.m.: The Aspen Institute and Partners for a New Beginning hold a forum on “Public Private Partnerships and the Cultivation of Diaspora Engagement on Economic Opportunity in North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the West Bank.”

10 a.m.: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing titled “Ten Years After 9/11: Is Intelligence Reform Working? Part II.”

10 a.m.: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on advanced vehicle technologies and electric-drive vehicles.

10 a.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee meets to mark up legislation including S.623, the “Sunshine in Litigation Act,” and S.890, the “Fighting Fraud to Protect Taxpayers Act of 2011.”

11 a.m.: The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “How Should Washington Control Medicare Spending?”

2:30 p.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “Next Steps in Cote D’Ivoire.”

2:30 p.m.: The Senate Select Intelligence Committee holds a closed-door hearing on intelligence matters.

4:45 p.m.: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) delivers closing remarks at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies’ discussion on “Enhancing the U.S.-Japan Partnership: Education and Cultural Ties in a Changing Global Context.”

6 p.m.: Politico’s Jon Allen and Julie Mason hold a discussion on Washington’s divided landscape at the Boeing Company Conference Center in Arlington.

Friday

The Senate is in session.

Committee hearings/other events:

8 a.m.: The National Defense University Foundation holds a seminar at the Capitol Hill Club on “Iran and Terrorism: Material Support From Kohobar Towers to 9/11 and Beyond.”

8:30 a.m.: The Library of Congress hosts a conference on “Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography.”

10:30 a.m.: The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Conservatism in Britain Beyond the Coalition.”

12:15 p.m.: The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing on “Keeping Coverage Continuous: Smoothing the Path between Medicaid and the Exchange.”

12:30 p.m.: The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “So Many Regulations, So Little Time: The View From the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.”

12:30 p.m.: The Cato Institute holds a briefing on “Answering the Critics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

1 p.m.: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addresses a National Press Club luncheon.

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