By Vicki Needham, Bernie Becker, Peter Schroeder and Erik Wasson
TUESDAY'S BIG STORY:
Star-studded summit: Lawmakers might have largely abandoned Washington for the week, but at least a few of them will make appearances around town on Tuesday.
With Bloomberg hosting a day-long summit on the economy and the election, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the top Democrat on House Budget, is scheduled to discuss spending, revenues and the federal debt in the morning. He'll be joined by Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro.
On the other side of the aisle, Rep. Scott Garrett (N.J.), a senior Republican at House Financial Services, is set to talk about the legacy of the fiscal crisis with the deputy Treasury secretary, Neal Wolin, and others.
Those two panels are just a few of the features of what will have to pass for a star-studded Washington event, now that the White House Correspondents' Dinner is in the rear-view mirror.
Shaun Donovan, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, is slated to discuss the current housing situation at the Bloomberg event, while Alan Krueger, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, is scheduled to talk about the job market.
Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will talk about how to spur business development and making the United States more competitive.
Moving outside of the administration, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, is on tap to discuss regulations and the free market.
And former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), who ran for president twice and was a key player in the 1986 overhaul of the tax code, will discuss how to reform it again with Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist.
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