• President Bush delivers remarks on the U.S. Ocean Action Plan. (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, 9:50 a.m.), meets with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss the global economy and foreign affairs (Oval Office), meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (Oval Office, 2:20 p.m.), attends, with Laura Bush, the 2008 National Book Festival Gala Performance (Library of Congress, 7 p.m.) and attends, with Laura Bush, the book festival's dinner. (Library of Congress, 8:15 p.m.)
• The Senate is in session.
• The House house meets at 9 a.m.
• The House Budget Committee holds a full committee hearing on the budget's stake in the market turmoil. (210 Cannon, 10 a.m.)
• Karzai makes an address on Afghanistan's security challenges. (Woodrow Wilson Center, 10 a.m.)
• Reps. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., Diane Watson, D-Calif., Laura Richardson, D-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and actors Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg speak at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative caucus. (Washington Convention Center, events begin at 8 a.m.)
• Details on these and other events are available in today's Daybook.