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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (Oval Office, 10:05 a.m.), participates in a National Security Adviser's meeting (Roosevelt Room, 2:15 p.m.) and later attends a Max Fisher National Republican Award Dinner. (Laurel Manor, Livonia, Mich., 5:15 p.m.)

• Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks at the meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 10 a.m.)


• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson meets with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (Treasury Department) and later delivers remarks to the Asia Society of Washington's 21st annual dinner. (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 6:30 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. to resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3221, the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act."

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


• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Reps. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and John Larson, D-Conn., hold a news conference to discuss House Democrats' efforts to lower gas prices. (H-210, 11:30 a.m.)

• House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, Fred Upton, R-Mich., John Peterson, R-Pa., and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, host a forum on the country's oil and natural gas supply. (2335 Rayburn, 11 a.m.)

• Reps. Henry Brown, R-S.C., John Mica, R-Fla., and Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., attend a news conference to discuss America's energy crisis. (House Radio/TV Gallery, 2 p.m.)

• Hoyer, and Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., participate in a news conference before a House vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. (Cannon Terrace, 2 p.m.)


• Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., are honored at an annual lunch for their leadership on international trade, diplomacy, and U.S. global engagement. (G-11 Dirksen, noon)

• Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., take part in a news conference on young adults with mental illnesses. (H-137, 2 p.m.)

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

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