Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Today In Washington Today In Washington

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush participates in a photo opportunity with recipients of the 2008 MATHCOUNTS National Competition Award. (Oval Office, 1:05 p.m.)

• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox testify at a Senate hearing on "Recent Market Developments and Regulatory Responses to Them." (538 Dirksen, 11:30 a.m.)


• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the 2008 African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum (State Department, 9 a.m.), holds a bilateral meeting with the President of the Cameroon Paul Biya (1:30 p.m.) and delivers remarks at an event to pay tribute to Defense Secretary Robert Gates for his leadership in support of the U.S. International Affairs Budget. (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 7 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. for morning business and 11 a.m. to resume consideration of S.2731, the "Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008." Roll call votes may occur as early at 11 a.m. on amendments to the bill.

• The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party luncheons.


• The House meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour debate and at 10 a.m. for legislative business.

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats hold a news conference following a closed economic forum on efforts to address the housing and energy crises. (H-210, 11 a.m.)

• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., host a news conference to accept a petition of 1.3 million Americans urging Congress to take action to lower gas prices. (Upper Senate Park, noon)

• Reps. Wally Herger, R-Calif., Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Ciro Rodriguez, D-Texas, Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., Dean Haller, R-Nev., and Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., testify at a hearing on seven bills related to natural resources. (1334 Longworth, 10 a.m.)


• Sens. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Joseph Biden, D-Del., speak at a conference on the global impact of the presidential election. (Mayflower Hotel, events begin at 9 a.m.)

• Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Reps. John Dingell, D-Mich., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., speak at a rally to support the enactment of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). (G-50 Dirksen, 2 p.m.)

• Sens. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., John Kerry, D-Mass., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Russell Feingold, D-Wis., deliver remarks at a conference on HIV/AIDS. (385 Russell, events begin at 9 a.m.)

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

comments powered by Disqus