This Week in Washington: April 11, 2011
After a near shutdown, the White House and Congress reached agreement on funding the federal government for through the current fiscal year ending September 30, 2011. Both sides will need to iron out the final details before the latest stop-gap funding measure expires on Friday.
The White House: This week, President Obama will deliver remarks at the launch of the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families at the White House. The President will also give a major speech on fiscal policy.
The U.S. Senate: The Senate will vote on fiscal 2011 spending for the remainder of the year. Additionally, the Senate will vote on pending judicial nominations.
The U.S. House of Representatives: The House will vote on fiscal 2011 spending for the remainder of the year. In addition to the spending bill, the House will vote on a budget resolution for the next fiscal year (beginning October 1, 2011). The budget resolution provides an outline on the next year’s spending priorities.