Thursday, June 08, 2006
DAYAHEAD: Events making news today...
  • President Bush spoke at 7:30 a.m. ET about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death in Iraq. He then spoke at 8 a.m. ET at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in the JW Marriott Hotel. At 10:10 a.m. ET, Bush will meet with governors on the issue of the line item veto in the White House. The President then meets with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at 11:10 a.m. ET in the White House. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to leave the White House at 3 p.m. ET for Camp David.

  • The Senate gaveled into session at 9:30 a.m. ET and resumed consideration of a bill to repeal the estate tax. The House comes into session at 10 a.m. ET.

  • First Lady Laura Bush was scheduled to deliver 9:30 a.m. ET remarks at the National Press Club on the President's Initiative for Fighting Malaria in Africa.

  • The House Armed Services Committee holds a 10 a.m. ET hearing to assess the threat of Iran in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at 10 a.m. ET to discuss "National Emergency Management: Getting the Structure Right" in room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

  • House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) holds a 10:30 a.m. ET news conference in the House Radio and TV Gallery.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) holds a 10:45 a.m. ET news conference in room H-206 of the Capitol. At 11:45 a.m. ET Pelosi delivers a speech on the National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes Annual Cyprus Conference in room 2168 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

  • Republican Sens. Jon Kyl (Arizona), Trent Lott (Mississippi), Bob Bennett (Utah) and Jeff Sessions (Alabama) hold a noon news conference to discuss repealing the estate tax.

  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) kicks off day two of his "Protecting the California Dream Tour" in Antioch, California at 1 p.m. ET.

  • House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) and Pelosi meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at 2:30 p.m. ET in room H-230 of the Capitol.

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman attends the Indiana Republican Party State Dinner in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 6/08/2006 11:03:00 AM ET | Permalink
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