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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush participates in a breakfast with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (New Orleans, 8:10), meets with the North American Competitiveness Council (Gallier Hall, 9:15 a.m.) and meets again with Calderon and Harper. (10:20 a.m.) Bush then participates in a tree planting in honor of Earth Day (12:25 p.m.) and has lunch with community leaders. (1 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and 11 a.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1315.


• The House meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider 11 suspensions.

• Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab deliver remarks to the National Small Business Week convention. (Mandarin Oriental, 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively)

• The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on "The Future of the Internet." (253 Russell, 10 a.m.)


• The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on "The Food and Drug Administration's Foreign Drug Inspection Program." (2123 Rayburn, 11 a.m.)

• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attend the portrait unveiling for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. (Old Senate Chanamber, U.S. Capitol, 3:30 p.m.)

• Reid, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sens. Thomas Carper, D-Del., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hold a news conference on the 38th anniversary of Earth Day to discuss their efforts to protect the environment. (Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol, 2:30 p.m.)

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., attend an Earth Day tree planting ceremony. (Capitol Grounds, U.S. Capitol, 1 p.m.)


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

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