Congress works all week to pass a budget reconciliation bill, facing a deadline of midnight Friday to avoid another shutdown of the government except for essential services. Committees that did not complete their sections of the budget bill will attempt to do so today. The House and Senate Budget committees then meet to patch the sections together into one bill to take to the floor.

President Bush attends GOP fund-raisers in Dallas and Omaha.

Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Colin L. Powell and Energy Secretary James D. Watkins address the American Stock Exchange annual conference.

Education Secretary Lauro F. Cavazos addresses the National Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Conference.


Bush attends GOP fund-raisers in Des Moines, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Mich.

Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher addresses the American Stock Exchange conference.


HUD Secretary Jack Kemp addresses the U.S. Holocaust Council.


Bush meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Jozsef Antall.

HHS Secretary Louis W. Sullivan keynotes New York Academy of Medicine conference.


Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. addresses the Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards ceremony in Houston.

Kemp addresses the Iowa governor's housing and homeless conference in Des Moines.

Brookings Institution holds conference to commemorate 25th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.