This week: Back to tax reform

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On the Senate side of the Capitol, lawmakers will be looking to move forward on major pieces of legislation.  

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidKoch network hits Clinton for the first time The Trail 2016: Focus on the Foundation Dear Cory Booker: How's that 'Camden Rising' thing working out? MORE (D-Nev.) has vowed to complete work on comprehensive immigration reform before July 4 and plans to bring the bill to the floor this week.

And following a strong cloture vote Thursday, the Senate is poised to easily approve a five-year farm bill. 

Back in the House, Ways and Means Trade subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Wednesday will talk with experts about the growing U.S.-Brazil trade and investment relationship.

That same day, the House Financial Services Committee will continue searching for a path forward on remaking the housing market. They will discuss housing finance reform and what to do about the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a host of experts.

Off Capitol Hill, the Business Roundtable on Wednesday will announce the results of its second quarter CEO economic survey, which will provide a glimpse into what the nation's top executives expect over the next six months.

Obama administration officials on Monday will appear at the Capital Access Innovation Summit, an event focused on strengthening capital formation for startups and small businesses. Treasury Secretary Jack LewJack LewGOP lawmakers call for overhaul of proposed corporate tax rules GOP senator: Obama 'hid' Iran payment from Congress Group urges IRS action against drug company MORE, Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling will be among the officials on hand.

The Senate and House Budget committees on Wednesday will examine the budget request from the Department of Defense. Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelThere's still time for another third-party option Hagel says NATO deployment could spark a new Cold War with Russia Overnight Defense: House panel unveils 5B defense spending bill MORE and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify before both panels.

Senate appropriators will also hear from Hagel and Dempsey on Tuesday as they also explore the military’s funding request. That full committee will then spend Wednesday discussing the government’s needs when it comes to cybersecurity.

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee is set to mark up its Defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2014.

The Senate Banking Committee plans to talk to top regulators on Thursday about the lessons learned about community banks during the financial crisis. Witnesses will include representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Government Accountability Office.