Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Week Ahead

This will be a "Washminster Week". The British Prime Minister will travel to Washington DC, and on Wednesday he will address a joint session of the US Congress. [10.45 EST (15.45 UK)].

The President's Budget for Financial Year 2009/10 was delivered to Congress last week - and the budget process now begins in Congress. The current system is described at http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/98-721_20080307.pdf. Reform ideas for the process can be found at http://wikileaks.org/leak/crs/R40113.pdf

The Senate begins consideration of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

At Westminster another busy week is expected - with some bills due to complete their progress through the Commons.

Full details can be found at -

House of Representatives: http://democraticleader.house.gov/docUploads/8WeeklyLeader30209.pdf?CFID=7017212&CFTOKEN=43085550

UK Parliament: http://services.parliament.uk/Calendar/2009/03/02/week.html