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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush attends, with Laura Bush, a Congressional Trust 2008 Reception (private residence, San Antonio, 9:50 a.m.) and delivers remarks on Judicial accomplishments. (The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, 3 p.m.)

• Defense Secretary Robert Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Denmark's Minister of Defense Soren Gade. (Pentagon, 1:30 p.m.)

 

• The Senate meets at 11 a.m. in a pro forma session.

• The House is not in session.

Richard Fuld Jr., chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers Holdings, testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the firm's bankruptcy. (2154 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)

 

• Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag speaks at the National Association of Business Economics annual meeting, "Addressing Future Economic Challenges." (J.W. Marriott Hotel, events begin at 7 a.m.)

Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and former campaign manager for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's, D-N.Y., presidential campaign, discusses the presidential election and other races around the country. (HillPAC, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, 7 p.m.)

• The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a forum on the future of the Doha Round and World Trade Organization (USCC, 9 a.m.)

• The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy hosts a news conference to release its State Energy Efficiency Scorecard 2008 that will grade and rank each state and D.C. on their adoption of energy efficiency policies. (National Press Club, 12:15 p.m.)

 

• Brookings nonresident senior fellow Stuart Taylor Jr., and former deputy solicitor general of the United States Thomas Hungar, discuss the 2008-2009 U.S. Supreme Court Term, which begins today. (Brookings Institution, 10 a.m.)

• Nepalese Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav discusses the state of his country. (Beacon Hotel, 2 p.m)

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

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