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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush holds a Cabinet meeting (Cabinet Room, 10:10 a.m.), makes a statement with Cabinet members (Rose Garden, 11:15 a.m.) and signs H.R.5501, the "Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008. (East Room, 2:55 p.m.)

• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participates in Bush's Cabinet meeting (Cabinet Room, 10:10 a.m.), holds a bilateral meeting with Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni (noon), holds a trilateral with Israel and Palestinian representatives (1 p.m.) and delivers remarks at an event to honor the fellows from the Rangel International Affairs Program. (1100 Longworth, 6 p.m.)

 

• Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., also attends the event honoring fellows from the Rangel International Affairs Program.

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. to resume consideration of motion to proceed to S.2035, the "Free Flow of Information Act" (Media Shield). At 11 a.m. the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2035. If cloture is not invoked on S.2035, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.3335, the "Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act."

• The House meets at 10 a.m.

 

• Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., testify at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on 11 bills. (366 Dirksen, 2:30 p.m.)

• Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee on allegations of politicized hiring in the Justice Department. (226 Dirksen, 10 a.m.)

• Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), and Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., participate in a news conference on investing in the country's infrastructure. (S-211, 10:20 a.m.)

• Reps. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., and Michael Castle, R-Del., host a news conference on Michelle's Law, which allows full time college students to take up to 12 months of medical leave. (HC-6, 11 a.m.)

 

• Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, participate in a news conference to introduce a bipartisan energy group. (House Radio/TV Gallery, 10:30 a.m.)

• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hosts a news conference on energy. (Upper Senate Park, 11:15 a.m.)

• Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Tom Latham, R-Iowa, and Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., host a news conference on the Architect of the Capitol Appointment Act, which will shift the appointment of the architect from the president to Congress. (Cannon Terrace, 9:30 a.m.)

• Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., attends a news conference to discuss H.R.5843, the "Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008." (2220 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

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

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