With the House out of session for a recess, the Senate tries its hand at easing the pain at the gas pump. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a Wednesday procedural vote on a measure to rescind tax credits for the big five oil producers. Ahead of that vote, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement Director Michael Bromwich testify at 10:00 a.m. ET Tuesday on ways to improve offshore oil and gas production.
Senate Democrats may also posit a way forward on the nation's 2012 budget. A variety of plans have been taking shape behind closed doors, but few details have been made public. Each party will hold its weekly policy luncheon in the afternoon to brief members on the legislative agenda for the week. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will talk to the press after their respective party powwows.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee speaks about the nation's increasingly complicated relationship between the United States and Pakistan with former National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones. Some lawmakers have called for a reevaluation of the policy that sends billions of dollars in humanitarian and military aid to the nation that was the final home of Usama bin Laden.
Abdullah of Jordan meets with Senate leaders and members of the Foreign Relations Committee in the afternoon. Abdullah will meet with President Obama in the morning before making the trip to the Capitol.
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