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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush is on foreign travel to Slovenia, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom until June 16.

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. to resume consideration of three bills and will conduct votes on the confirmation of three U.S. District Judges.


• The House meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and 10 a.m. to consider 21 bills.

• Reps. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Heath Shuler, D-N.C., Sam Johnson, R-Texas, and Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., testify in an Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on "Electronic Employment Verification Systems: Needed Safeguards to Protect Privacy and Prevent Misuse." (2141 Rayburn, 9 a.m.)

• Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Calvert testify before a full committee hearing on "Financing Infrastructure Investments." (2167 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)


• Rep. Hilda Solis, D-Calif., and Dels. Donna Christensen, D-Virgin Islands, and Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, testify before a health subcommittee hearing on "Disparities in Health and Healthcare: Issues for Reform." (1100 Longworth, 10 a.m.)

• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson delivers remarks on "U.S.-China Economic Relations." (The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 10 a.m.)

• Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivers remarks at the 2008 National Small Business Summit. (Grand Hyatt Hotel, 9:30 a.m.)

• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Reps. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., John Larson, D-Conn., Christopher Van Hollen, D-Md., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Gov. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., hold a news conference to discuss the Democrats' strength heading into the November election. (Democratic National Committee, 2:45 p.m.)


• Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., Durbin and Murray attend a news conference to discuss the energy crisis and S.3044, the "Consumer First Energy Act of 2008." (S-207, 10 a.m.)

• Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., delivers remarks at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Policy Insiders event. (USCC, 8 a.m.)

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

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