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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

May 1, 2008

President Bush delivers remarks on the National Day of Prayer and speaks at a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. (White House, 10:15 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., respectively)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business and 10:30 a.m. to resume consideration of H.R.2881.

• The House meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

 

• Transportation Secretary Mary Peters participates in a demonstration and news conference to encourage responsible motorcycle riding. (Garfield Circle, U.S. Capitol, 11:30 a.m.)

• The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a full committee hearing on "Keeping America's Children Safe: Preventing Childhood Injury." (430 Dirksen, 10:30 a.m.)

• Sens. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Jim Webb, D-Va., hold a news conference to discuss the five-year anniversary of President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech. (S-207, U.S. Capitol, 10 a.m.)

• Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Menendez and Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Diane Watson, D-Calif., hold a news conference on "human rights abuses by China leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics." (Upper Senate Park, 11 a.m.)

• Menendez and House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, deliver keynote remarks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets annual conference. (Marriott Metro Center, 8:30 a.m.)

George Soros participates in a Council on Foreign Relations discussion on "Global Economic Trends: The Credit Crunch." (1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 12:30 p.m.)

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

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