Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2005

31 Monday

Senate resumes consideration of budget bill.

Senate Homeland Security panel holds hearing on U.N. oil-for-food program.

National Press Club hosts forum on federal budget crisis.

Water Environment Federation holds annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

Economic indicators: September personal income and spending.

1 Tuesday

Federal Reserve policymaking committee meets to set short-term interest rates.

President's tax reform panel scheduled to issue final report.

House Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on misuse of Social Security numbers.

Economic indicators: October ISM manufacturing, vehicle sales.

2 Wednesday

House may take up private property takings legislation.

House Energy panel holds hearing on winter fuel prices.

Resources for the Future hosts forum on energy policy.

American Enterprise Institute hosts forum on world oil supply.

George Washington University hosts forum on economic policy.

3 Thursday

House Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on tax-exempt status of credit unions.

Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies on economic outlook before Joint Economic Committee.

Cato Institute holds annual monetary conference.

AEI hosts forum on hedge funds.

Economic indicators: Q3 productivity, October ISM service, September factory orders.

4 Friday

Urban Institute hosts forum on privatized neighborhoods.

Progress & Freedom Foundation hosts forum on telecom reform.

Economic indicators: October payrolls, unemployment.