Reception to reform is warm on the Hill, but lawmakers seek more urgent action.
On the Hill, bills range from rule changes allowing judges to rewrite mortgage terms to a financial-sector overhaul.
Adm. William Fallon stepped down after an article in Esquire magazine portrayed his views on Iran as being at odds with those of President Bush.
Republican senators see the issue as a plus for the presidential campaign.
Congress is likely to try other economic boosts. The GOP wants to extend the Bush tax cuts set to expire in 2010.
Package will give most US households $300 to $1,200 apiece, plus an extra $300 per child.
Well-known politician Imran Khan argues that reinstating the judiciary is more important.
Monday's address is expected to highlight improvements in Iraq, but not reforms for immigration or Social Security.
A bipartisan accord in the House calls for a $150 billion spending plan, including significant tax rebates. But senators may want add-ons.
Democrats and Republicans are anxious to get $300 to $1,200 in tax-rebate checks to wage earners by spring.