Washington Daybook: Agenda-Setting

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Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., in Davos, Switzerland.

It’s a day of setting agendas in Washington.

An assortment of CEOs and pack of progressives will descend on the White House for separate meetings with President Barack Obama, as he lays out his agenda for the economy and issues including immigration for his second term.

In the morning, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, NAACP President Ben Jealous and 14 other labor and progressive leaders hold a closed meeting the president. Obama later meets with 12 CEOs including Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein, Motorola Solutions’ Greg Brown, and Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, outlines the Republican agenda for the 113th Congress in an address to the American Enterprise Institute at 1 pm EST. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are holding their annual retreat in Annapolis, Md., to formulate policy plans.

The Congressional Budget Office at 1 pm  today releases projections, economic outlook that will be carefully scrutinized by the White House and both House and Senate budget writers as they prepare plans for next fiscal year.

Also today, the House Judiciary Committee meets on immigration law enforcement as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano inspects border security in El Paso, Texas. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell testifies at a joint hearing on Internet freedom before three House subcommittees. The SEC holds a roundtable discussion on decimal-based trading and tick sizes for small and medium-sized companies. CFPB Director Richard Cordray holds a webinar on the “Ability-to-Repay” rule.

And Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray delivers his State of the District address tonight at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

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