Week Ahead: Senate tackles 2013 farm bill

The House is out of session this week but the Senate has a busy schedule. 

The upper chamber will be debating the farm bill most of the week given the more than 80 amendments that have been filed. The Senate also could vote on Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) resolution to overturn the coal rules that the EPA finalized late last year. 

And, on Wednesday, all eyes will be on the Senate Banking committee when JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before lawmakers.

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President Obama will attend several fundraising events throughout the week. 

Voters in Arizona will decide who finishes former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) term on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has to announce its ruling on the healthcare law by the end of the month. Rulings are traditionally announced on Tuesday so it could be this week — or it could not.


Monday, June 11

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will deliver the keynote address before the Bipartisan Policy Center at 10 a.m.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the opening day of the Inaugural Women in Public Service Institute at Wellesley College. 


Tuesday, June 12

Arizona holds its special election to replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

President Obama speaks at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Md. He then goes to Philadelphia for a fundraiser at the Franklin Institute.

First lady Michelle Obama signs her book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” at a Barnes & Noble in Washington, D.C.

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing takes place at 10 a.m. in 226 Dirksen.

Clinton and Israeli President Shimon Peres speak at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy event at the Hay Adams Hotel at noon.

Harold Hamm, the billionaire oil executive who heads Mitt Romney’s energy advisory team, will testify before the Senate Finance Committee at 10 a.m. in 215 Dirksen.


Wednesday, June 13

Obama will award Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner at the White House.

Vice President Biden will chair a regular meeting of senior officials to assess progress in Iraq.  

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee at 10 a.m. in G-50 Dirksen.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee at 10:30 a.m. in 192 Dirksen.

The Newseum holds a conversation with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward on the 40th Anniversary of Watergate at 7 p.m.


Thursday, June 14

Obama will travel to Cleveland, Ohio for a fundraiser. He will then head to New York City where he and Michelle Obama will visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site. The Obamas will then attend fundraisers before returning to Washington.

Biden will deliver the commencement address at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

National Geographic's Evening of Exploration honors the 2012 Explorer of the Year. The invitation-only event takes place at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, June 15

Obama will host a reception at the White House to observe LGBT Pride Month.

Biden will deliver remarks at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Orlando, Fla.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) addresses the American Enterprise Institute at 11:15 a.m.

— Ben Geman and Peter Schroeder contributed

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