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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush is on foreign travel to the G-8 Summit in Toyko, Japan.

• Presidential candidates John McCain (R) and Barack Obama (D) and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson deliver remarks at the League of United Latin American Citizens' 79th Annual National Convention and Exposition. (Hilton Washington, 1:45 p.m.)

 

• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's forum on mortgage lending for low and moderate income households. (FDIC's William Seidman Center, Arlington, Va., 3 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and 11 a.m. to resume consideration of H.R.6304, the "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008." The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the Democratic policy luncheon. There will be no votes in the Senate today to accommodate senators attending the funeral of former Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.

• The House meets at 2 p.m. to consider 12 bills.

 

• Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Ken Salazar, D-Colo., attend a news conference to call on Senate Republicans to join the effort to pass the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. (S-207, 10 a.m.)

• Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Mel Martinez, R-Fla., host a news conference on rising gas prices. (Senate Radio/TV Gallery, 10:30 a.m.)

• Reps. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., and James McGovern, D-Mass., take part in an awards ceremony, "Honoring Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger." (345 Cannon, 5:30 p.m.)

• Reps. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, speak at a discussion on U.S. immigration policy. (Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, noon)

 

• Campus Progress of the Center for American Progress hosts its fourth annual 2008 National Conference. Speakers include former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. (Omni Shoreham Hotel, events begin at 9 a.m.)

• Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., discusses his new book, "A Time to Fight." (Politics and Prose Bookstore, 7 p.m.)

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

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