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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush meets with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Caballeros (White House, 11:05 a.m.), with the co-chairmen of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum (2 p.m.) and with American Legion National Commander Marty Conatser. (3:30 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 4:30 p.m. to resume consideration of H.R.2881.


• The House is not in session.

• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks to kick off the Peace Corps 2008 Worldwide Country Director Conference. (111 20th St., NW, 10 a.m.)

• Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez holds a news conference to discuss the progress made since the launch of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. (Chamber of Commerce, 3:30 p.m.)


• United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff deliver remarks to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. (L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 8:40 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively)

• Senate Indian Affairs Chairman Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., participate in a Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing on abuses in Iraq contracting. (406 Dirksen, 2 p.m.)

• Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Casey participate in a news conference to call for expanded funding for international food assistance to address the global food crisis. (Senate Radio/TV Gallery, 2 p.m.)

• National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone addresses the group's 145th annual meeting. (National Academies, 8:30 a.m.)


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

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