The House will vote Tuesday afternoon on yet another stopgap measure to fund the government for the next three weeks. While it is expected to pass, members on both sides of the aisle are starting to sour on short-term measures. Some conservative Republicans even plan to buck party leadership and vote against the bill to send a message that Congress needs to work on a proposal that runs through the end of the fiscal year in September.
In order to strengthen their case for continued spending cuts, House Republicans will unveil a study at a 1:00 p.m. ET news conference that they say shows how less spending boosts economic growth.
Democrats in the House will address the media at 10:00 a.m. ET after their weekly strategy meeting to discuss the economy and the budget.
Gen. David Petraeus, the lead commander in Afghanistan, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the conflict at 9:30 a.m. ET. According to advance testimony obtained by the Associated Press, Petraeus will implore Congress to not cut the budgets for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development, saying that doing so could undermine recent military gains in the war-torn nation.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak with a House Appropriations subcommittee on the president's 2012 budget request at 10:00 a.m. ET. Chu should also face plenty of questions about the potential nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which was severely damaged after a large earthquake and tsunami on Friday.
A House Oversight subcommittee examines the criteria used by the Obama administration to grant waivers from the health care overhaul law. Republican critics of the policy say the more than 1,000 waivers that have been granted so far prove that the bill is unworkable.
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