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Highlights of today's events in Washington:

July 15, 2008

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.

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