The East Coast recovers from the weekend’s storm. President Obama meets with senior advisors and has a private lunch with Vice President Biden today. The House and Senate remain in recess.

House Hearings: TUESDAY—The Education and Workforce Committee holds a field hearing [1] in Las Vegas on “Examining Local Solutions to Strengthen Federal Job Training Programs.”

Executive Branch: The Commerce Department’s Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole Lamb-Hale is in Brazil this week to promote commercial partnerships between Brazilian and American businesses in the green building and energy sectors.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times [2]: “Reports this week will include personal income and spending for July, and pending home sales for June (Monday); S.& P./Case-Shiller housing price index for June and the second quarter; consumer confidence for August (Tuesday); ADP employment for August; Chicago P.M.I. for August, and factory orders for July (Wednesday); revised second-quarter productivity; weekly jobless claims; I.S.M. manufacturing index for August; and construction spending for July (Thursday); unemployment for August (Friday).” More [3] from the Washington Post.