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Highlights of today's events in Washington:

April 17, 2008

President Bush delivers remarks to recipients of the President's Environmental Youth Awards, and then is joined by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to welcome U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (White House)

• Rice holds a bilateral meeting with Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit. (State Department, 4:15 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 12:45 p.m. to resume consideration of H.R.1195.

 

• The House meets at 8:30 a.m. and immediately recesses to allow for the Former Members' Action annual meeting. The House will reconvene, following the conclusion of the meeting, at approximately 10 a.m. for legislative business.

• the Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a full committee hearing on the National Indian Gaming Commission. (562 Dirksen, 10:30 a.m.)

• The Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the "Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights." (2128 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

• House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., Reps. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., Steven Rothman, D-N.J., and Ron Klein, D-Fla., testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the "A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act," the "School Safety Enhancements Act of 2007," and the "Elder Justice Act." (2141 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meet with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. (S-219, U.S. Capitol, 4:45 p.m.)

• Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., will deliver remarks on U.S.-Korean trade relations at a dinner in honor of Lee. (1615 H St., NW, 7:15 p.m.)

• Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., and Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Idaho, hold a news conference calling for the Justice Department to investigate college football's Bowl Championship Series. (Cannon Terrace, 10 a.m.)

• Pope Benedict XVI performs mass (Washington Nationals Stadium, 10 a.m.), addresses Catholic educators (Catholic University, 5 p.m.) and meets with interfaith leaders. (3900 Harewood Road, NW, 6:30 p.m.)

• Details on these and other events are available in today's Daybook.

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