This Week in Washington: December 5, 2011
The White House: This week, the President will welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to the White House. Canada is a close ally and partner of the United States, and the President looks forward to discussing our important bilateral relationship, including economic competitiveness and security, and key global issues.
The U.S. Senate: The Senate has plans to vote on five judgeship nominees. The schedule for the remainder of the week is less clear, as senior lawmakers work behind the scenes to reach agreement on year-end spending and revenue measures.
The U.S. House of Representatives: House Republicans continue their efforts to restrain the regulatory power of the executive branch, with votes scheduled on a bill to require more consideration of major new regulations and another to bar the EPA from regulating farm dust.