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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush meets with Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek. (Oval Office, 10:50 a.m.)

• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also attends the meeting.


• The Senate and House are not in session.

• New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) testifies at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting on infrastructure investment. (2167 Rayburn, 9:30 a.m.)

• New York Gov. David Paterson (D) and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) testify at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on investing in economic recovery and job creation. (1100 Longworth 10 a.m.)


• Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., hosts a briefing on the 2008 Senate elections. (Mott House, noon)

• The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation holds its International Association of Deposit Insurers 7th annual conference. (FDIC's William Seidman Center, Arlington, Va., events begin at 9 a.m.)

Red Cavaney, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, Tom Kuhn, president and CEO of the Edison Electric Institute, and David Parker, president and CEO of the American Gas Association, participate in the United States Energy Association's Winter Energy Outlook event. (USEA Conference Room, 2 p.m.)

Daniel Goelzer of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Charles Holm of the Federal Reserve Board, Kristin Jaconi of the Treasury Department, Thomas Jones of the International Accounting Standards Board, and Thomas Linsmeier of the Financial Accounting Standards Board discuss the financial crisis. (Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters, 9 a.m.)


• The Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) hosts a news conference to release a new 30-second ad calling for John McCain "to put an end to attempted voter suppression tactics." (National Press Club, 10 a.m.)

• The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion, "The Post-Bush Transition Period: What is Terrorist Threat?" (National Press Club, noon)

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

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