Monday, 30 July 2007

The Week Ahead

The British Parliament has now risen for its summer recess, and is not due to return until 8th October.

In Washington this week is expected to be the last before Congress breaks for a shorter summer break. Today there are 26 bills to be considered under the suspensions procedure. These include the Darfur Accountability & Divestment Bill; Iran Sanctions Enabling Bill and the NASA 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Bill. Later on the Eightmile Wild and Scenic River Bill and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Bill will be considered.

For the rest of the week the Agricultural, Rural Development, FDA & related Agencies Appropriation Bill; Defense Appropriations Bill; Children's Health & Medicare Protection Bill & the Energy Independence Bill will be considered.

Today in the Senate another cloture measure will be considered - this time relating to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill.

President Bush and Prime Minister Brown meet today.