Both chambers are in recess this week, with the Senate set to return on March 28 and the House due to come back on March 29. Still, with the U.S. involvement in the crisis in Libya as well as continuing negotiations over funding the government past April 8, there will be plenty to keep an eye on. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:


11:15 a.m.: Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) speaks at an event on missile defense hosted by the Missile Defense Agency and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) addresses the conference at 3:45 p.m.

Noon: Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) headlines a Heritage Foundation event on repealing the national health-care law.

12:45 p.m.: Vice President Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Vice President of the National Education Association Lily Eskelsen participate in a Race to the Top event in Wilmington, Del.

1 p.m.: The Cato Institute holds a conference on “The New Health Care Law: What a Difference a Year Makes.”

2 p.m.: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference call to discuss “the challenges facing businesses as a result of the new Affordable Care Act.”

5 p.m.: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) delivers remarks on the economy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

7 p.m.: Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) participates in a “veterans campaign speaker series event” at George Washington University.


7:30 a.m.: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) delivers the keynote address at an education summit at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Noon: The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on the national health-care law’s one-year anniversary.

2:30 p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on the South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Trade Agenda.

4 p.m.: The Cato Institute holds a forum on “A Government Thumb on the Election Scale?”


7:30 a.m.: Government Executive Media Group holds a briefing at the National Press Club on “Budget Battles: Impact on the Federal Workforce.”

Noon: The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a screening of “The Fence,” a documentary about the U.S. border fence with Mexico.

4 p.m.: Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (D) and former senator John Warner (R-Va.) discuss clean energy at a Pew Charitable Trusts event.


Noon: Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell (D) speaks at a Local Initiatives Support Corporation event at the J.W. Marriott. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and former Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) address participants at 5:45 p.m.

9 a.m.: The American Enterprise Institute holds an event on the national health-care law.

2 p.m.: The U.S. Census Bureau holds a news conference at the National Press Club on 2010 census news.


Noon: The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “How Should the U.S. Respond to the Prospect of Islamist Governments?”

12:30 p.m.: Former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Michelle Rhee speaks at a Local Initiatives Support Corporation event at the J.W. Marriott.