That Gordon Brown, he won’t leave town. The British Prime Minister speaks to Congress at 11 a.m., where he is expected to urge lawmakers to steer clear of protectionism.
There’s lots more happening on Capitol Hill today.
The Senate Judiciary Committee at 10:00 considers a “truth commission” that would examine the Bush administration.
At 2:30, the IRS testifies to the Senate Investigations subcommittee about its effort to force Swiss bank UBS to disclose the names of its well-heeled clients who may be hiding assets to avoid paying taxes.
Budget director Peter Orszag testifies to the House Ways and Means Committee about, you guessed it, the budget at 2:00.
The Senate continues to debate a spending bill that would fund government operations through October, after defeating an effort by Republican Senator John McCain to strip out earmarks.