The Week Ahead

Roll Call’s Monday guide to events worth noting on and off Capitol Hill

Posted October 21, 2011 at 5:56pm

The Senate is in recess this week, as the House returns from last week’s break.

As it has for several weeks now, the super committee will hold a series of meetings as it inches toward its Thanksgiving deadline of providing a deficit reduction plan worth at least $1.2 billion in savings. And, of course, most of the panel’s meetings will be private, with the exception of one public hearing Wednesday.


President Obama In California. The president will travel to Los Angeles to “participate in campaign events,” also known as fundraisers.


President Obama on the “Tonight Show.” The president will tape a segment with Jay Leno before leaving LA for  San Francisco  to “participate in campaign events.”

Deployment in Uganda. The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the recent White House decision to send 100 U.S. military advisers to central Africa. The surprise deployment escalated American involvement in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Romney Raising Money in Virginia. GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be in McLean for an event at a private home.


Breakfast With Romney. After a night in the ’burbs, Mitt Romney will be on Capitol Hill raising money with the American Trucking Associations and a whole fleet of supporters from Congress.

Deficit Reduction Hearing. A rare public hearing by the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction is scheduled, and for the second time, it will feature Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf. The agenda? Discretionary spending.


Breast Cancer Gala. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure black-tie evening event will take place at the Kennedy Center. The guest list mixes Hollywood and Washington, D.C., with Jennifer Beals and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) among those expected to attend.

New Hampshire’s Deadline. We may already have shaken loose all of our presidential candidate fence-sitters, but this date puts a hard deadline on any last-minute thinkers. Candidates who want their name to appear on New Hampshire’s all-important primary ballot must have submitted paperwork by today.