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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush delivers remarks at a Division Review Ceremony, visits barracks C-4122 and participates in an All-American Memorial Ceremony. (Fort Bragg, N.C., events begin at 10 a.m.)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. to resume consideration of the House message accompanying H.R.2642, the Supplemental Appropriations bill.

 

• The House meets at 10 a.m.

• Reps. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla., Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and Heath Shuler, D-N.C., attend a Border, Maritime, and global Counterterrorism Subcommittee hearing on "The Border Security Challenge: Recent Developments and Legislative Proposals." (311 Cannon, 10 a.m.)

• Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman testifies at a House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Bush Administration's Energy Policy." (2175 Rayburn House, 9:45 a.m.)

 

• Defense Secretary Robert Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Albanian Minister of Defense Gazmend Oketa. (Pentagon, 2 p.m.)

• Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Reps. Jon Porter, R-Nev., Bill Young, R-Fla., Chet Edwards, D-Texas, Brown-Waite, Dean Haller, R-Nev., Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Del. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, attend a send-off ceremony for 40 wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (2212 Rayburn, 11 a.m.)

• Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Christopher (Kit) Bond, R-Mo. attend a news conference to "dispel myths of an ethanol smear campaign being conducted." (Senate Radio/TV Gallery, noon)

• Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., Phil English, R-Pa., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Lee Terry, R-Neb., Charles Dent, R-Pa., Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., and Tom Davis, R-Va., attend a news conference to discuss GOP efforts to "advance a common sense energy strategy for the American people." (H-321, 1:30 p.m.)

 

• Reps. John Dingell, D-Mich., Putnam, Nick Lampson, D-Texas, Allen Boyd, D-Fla., John Culberson, R-Texas, Gene Green, D-Texas, Chet Edwards, D-Texas, Tom Feeney, R-Fla., John Linder, R-Ga., John Mica, R-Fla., Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., Steve Pearce, R-N.M., John Peterson, R-Pa., Thomas Petri, R-Wis., Ted Poe, R-Texas, John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Shuler attend an Energy Day event. (345 Cannon, events begin at 4 p.m.)

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

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