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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush delivers remarks in honor of the reopening of the National Museum of American History. (14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, 10:05 a.m.)

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


• The House meets at 1 p.m.

Neil Barofsky, assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination to be special inspector general of the Troubled Assets Relief Program. (538 Dirksen, 9:30 a.m.)

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, Richard Wagoner Jr., chairman and CEO of General Motors, and members of Congress testify at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the auto industry bailouts. (2128 Rayburn, 10 a.m.)


• Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Max Baucus, D-Mont., Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, participate in a meeting to discuss comprehensive health reform. (S-219, 1 p.m.)

• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivers remarks at a swearing-in ceremony for Rep.-elect Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, to fill the 11th District seat in Ohio left vacant by the death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones on August 20. (H-210, 1 p.m.)

• Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Christopher Van Hollen, D-Md., hosts a news conference on the Democratic agenda and the election. (National Press Club, 8:30 a.m.)

• Dodd and former Sen. Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., discuss the financial crisis. (Center for American Progress, 12:15 p.m.)


• Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick, D-Mich., hosts a news conference to announce the new CBC officers for the 111th Congress. (H-321, noon)

Timothy Clark, editor in chief at Government Executive, hosts a leadership breakfast discussion on the presidential transition, with a focus on energy. (National Press Club, 7:30 a.m.)

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

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