AP National News Calendar

Posted at: 04/12/2013 8:05 PM
By The Associated Press

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Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of April 14-20, 2013. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):

SUNDAY: No events of note.

MONDAY: Treasury releases international money flows data for February, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for April, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. Conference Board releases leading indicators for March, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY: No events of note.

SATURDAY: No events of note.

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SUNDAY, April 14

No events of note.

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MONDAY, April 15

Washington _ Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

Amsterdam _ European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses Amsterdam students on the role of monetary policy in addressing the European debt crisis.

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TUESDAY, April 16

Washington _ President Barack Obama hosts the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Obama also honors NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.

Washington _ Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington _ Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan, with Gen. Joseph Dunford, the overall commander of coalition forces.

Washington _ Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on Congo.

Washington _ Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax fraud and tax identity theft, with Steven Miller, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

Washington _ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on college affordability.

Washington _ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on enforcement of antitrust laws.

Washington _ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on drones and targeted killings.

Washington _ Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on aviation safety, with Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and Deborah Hersman, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Washington _ Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testify before separate House Appropriations subcommittees on the president’s budget proposal.

Washington _ House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the investigation into the fungal meningitis outbreak, with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

Washington _ Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies about the president’s budget proposal before the Senate Budget Committee.

Berlin _ Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe’s biggest economy.

Brussels _ European Central Bank President Mario Draghi presents the bank’s annual report to the European Parliament’s plenary assembly.

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WEDNESDAY, April 17

Washington _ Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington _ Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify about the defense program before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The committee also receives a briefing on Syria.

Washington _ Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the president’s budget proposal before the Senate Finance Committee.

Washington _ Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on immigration legislation before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Washington _ Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on the president’s budget proposal before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Washington _ Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of passenger rail in the Northeast.

Washington _ Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifies about the president’s budget proposal before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Washington _ Secretary of State John Kerry testifies about the president’s budget proposal before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Washington _ House Natural Resources Committee hearing on regulation of oil and gas production.

Washington _ House Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan, with Gen. Joseph Dunford, the overall commander of coalition forces.

London _ Late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

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THURSDAY, April 18

Washington _ James Clapper, director of national intelligence, testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

Washington _ Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the nomination of Thomas Perez to be labor secretary.

Washington _ Joint Economic Committee hearing on the Federal Reserve at 100.

Washington _ Attorney General Eric Holder testifies about the president’s budget proposal before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

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FRIDAY, April 19

Washington _ International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings begin.

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SATURDAY, April 20

No events of note.

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