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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.

• Vice President Dick Cheney delivers remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors on policy issues impacting the business community. (USCC, 1 p.m.)


• Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman participates in the United States Energy Association's 19th annual Energy Efficiency Forum. (National Press Club, 7:30 a.m.)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business and 10:30 a.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3044, the "Consumer-First Energy Act of 2008."

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


• House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Trent Franks, R-Ariz., participate in a news conference to call for members of Congress to sign the discharge petition for the Broadcaster Freedom Act by Radio Independence Day on July 4. (Cannon Terrace, 2:30 p.m.)

• Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., participate in a news conference to discuss rising grocery bills caused by rising energy costs. (S-211, 10:10 a.m.)

• Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and House Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell, D-Mich., deliver remarks at a banquet dinner during the two-day conference on "Plug-In Electric Vehicles 2008: What Role for Washington?" (Brookings Institution, 7 p.m.)

• Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., discusses the "importance of developing an enhanced Trade Adjustment Assistance to ensure that American workers are well-equipped to complete in the integrated 21st century global economy." (215 Dirksen, 11 a.m.)


• Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., delivers remarks on the "Senate Outlook on Nuclear Weapons Issues." (Capitol Hill Club, 8 a.m.)

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

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