This Week in Washington : December 12, 2011
The White House: This week, President Obama will conduct interviews with local television anchors from across the country about the end of the war in Iraq and the importance of ensuring that taxes don’t go up on middle-class families next year. On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where they will deliver remarks to troops. On Friday, the President will deliver remarks at the Biennial Convention of the Union for Reform Judaism.
The U.S. Senate:The Senate on Monday turns to executive session to consider two ambassadorial nominations.
The U.S. House of Representatives: The House will begin its workweek considering several measures under suspension of the rules, including a bill on pipeline safety.
Both chambers will resume efforts to end the impasse between competing versions of legislation to extend the payroll tax cut. Congressional leaders continue work to complete a nine-bill, $900 billion omnibus package to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2012. Congress must complete a deal before Dec. 16 when the current appropriations funding expires.