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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush delivers remarks on aviation congestion and transportation safety. (Transportation Department, 9:50 a.m.)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business.


• The House is not in session.

• Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ron Gettelfinger, president of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Alan Mulally, president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, Robert Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler LLC, and Richard Wagoner Jr., chairman and CEO of General Motors, testify at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the auto industry. (538 Dirksen, 3 p.m.)

• Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Jr., Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila Bair, testify at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. (2128 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)


• House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivers remarks about the election and the agenda for the incoming Congress. (National Press Club, 10 a.m.)

• Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speak at a "Real Investment" conference hosted by Campaign for America's Future. (Library of Congress, events begin at 9:30 a.m.)

• Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., discuss clean infrastructure and clean technologies. (2322 Rayburn, noon)

• Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., and Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., discuss the "Iranian challenge" and the Obama administration. (902 Hart, 2:15 p.m.)


• House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., host a reception for new Republican members of Congress. (Capitol Hill Club, 4:30 p.m.)

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

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