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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush attends a Lance-Myers New Jersey Trust Reception (private residence, Colts Neck, N.J.) and attends a United States reception at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. (New York City, 8:10 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 3 p.m. for morning business. There will be no roll call votes in the Senate today.


• The House meets 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and noon for legislative business.

• Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., host a hearing on "corruption and contracting waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq." (628 Dirksen, 1:30 p.m.)

• The House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.5244, the "Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008."(H-313, 5 p.m.)


• The jury selection for the trial Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who was indicted in July for making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms by "failing to disclose more than $250,000 worth of gifts and services that he received while serving in the Senate." (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 9 a.m.)

• Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. makes an address. (Georgetown University, 1:30 p.m.)

• Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, holds a briefing, live from Iraq, to provide an update on security operations in Iraq. (Pentagon, 10 a.m.)

T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, delivers a lecture on his energy plan. (Georgetown University, 4 p.m.)


• Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and Brookings Senior Fellow Daniel Benjamin discuss Italy's foreign policy. (Brookings Institution, 3:30 p.m.)

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

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