Washington events for June 18 - 22
Monday, June 18
President Barack Obama participates in G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, first of two days.
10 a.m.: Home builders' index for June, released by the National Home Builders Association.
10 a.m.: Job openings for April, released by the Labor Department.
Tuesday, June 19
8:30 a.m.: Housing starts for May, released by the Commerce Department.
9 a.m.: Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee begins two-day meeting on interest rates and monetary policy.
9:30 a.m.: J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon, and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg testify on bank supervision and risk management in lift of J.P. Morgan's recent trading loss, at the House Financial Services Committee.
10 a.m.: Hearing on how to confront the looming fiscal crisis, at the Senate Finance Committee.
10 a.m.: Hearing on EPA air standards for hydraulically fractured natural gas wells and oil and natural gas storage, at the Senate Environment & Public Works subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.
Wednesday, June 20
9:30 a.m.: Hearing to examine the IPO process, and its impact on ordinary investors, at the Senate Banking subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment.
12:30 p.m.: FOMC announcement on interest rates, at the Fed.
1:30 p.m.: Hearing on mortgage disclosures, and how to cut the red tape for consumers and small businesses, at the House Financial Services subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.
2:15 p.m.: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke holds quarterly press conference, at the Fed.
Thursday, June 21
8:30 a.m.: Weekly jobless claims, at the Labor Department.
9 a.m.: Hearing on the 2012 Annual Report of the Social Security Board of Trustees, at the House Ways and Means Committee.
10 a.m.: Philly Fed factory index for June, released by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank.
10 a.m.: Existing home sales for May, released by the National Association of Realtors.
10 a.m.: Leading economic indicators for May, released by the Conference Board.
10 a.m.: FHFA home prices for April, released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
10 a.m.: SEC Chairman Schapiro testifies at hearing on money market mutual fund reforms, at the Senate Banking Committee.
10 a.m.: Hearing on Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and the implications for the United States, at the Senate Finance Committee.
Friday, June 22
No scheduled events or economic indicators.