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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush meets with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Nasir Muhammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, (Oval Office, 10:15 a.m.), participates in a photo opportunity with the recipients of the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (White House, 1:15 p.m.) and participates in a photo opportunity and delivers remarks to the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics. (White House, 3:15 p.m.)

• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice attends, with Bush, his meeting with al-Sabah (Oval Office, 10:15 a.m.), holds a bilateral meeting with al-Sabah (noon), holds a working lunch for the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and high representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana (12:45 p.m.) and delivers remarks on the release of the State Department's 2008 annual report on international religious freedom. (State Department, 2:45 p.m.)


• Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome al-Sabah (Pentagon, 2:30 p.m.)

• The Senate is in session. There will be no roll call votes in the Senate today.

• The House is not in session.


• Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and his wife Jill, speak at a women's rally. (Claude Moore Park, Sterling, Va.. noon)

• House Republicans host a news conference to call on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a vote on energy legislation. (Will Rogers Statue, House Corridor, 10:30 a.m.)

• Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and John Warner, R-Va., discuss energy and climate change. (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 9:30 a.m.)

• Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., participates in a forum on how the home foreclosure crisis affects older Americans. (Reserve Officers Association, 10 a.m.)


• Colombian President Alvaro Uribe speaks at a luncheon program. (National Press Club, 1 p.m.)

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

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