Wednesday, July 05, 2006
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From The Morning Grind

  • President Bush meets with the President of Georgia at 1:15 p.m. ET in the Oval Office. Press Secretary Tony Snow is scheduled to hold a press gaggle at 9:45 a.m. ET and an on camera briefing at 12:15 p.m. ET. North Korea will dominate the discussion.

  • The Senate is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10. The House is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10.

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) hold a news conference on immigration at 9:30 a.m. ET in the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The senators will then hold a 10 a.m. ET hearing on "Examining the Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform." Witnesses scheduled to testify: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson; Hazelton, Pennsylvania Mayor Louis Barletta; Dept. of Labor Chief Economist Ronald Bird; Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., president and CEO of Esperanza, U.S.A.; state Rep. Arthur Hershey (R-Pennsylvania); Carol Rossi, corporate director of Human Resources, the Harrisburg Hotel Corporation; Dan Eichenlaub, president of Eichenlaub, Inc.; Eileen Connelly, executive director of the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council.

  • First Lady Laura Bush participates in an 11 a.m. ET discussion with members of the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council at the Department of State.

  • House International Terrorism and Nonproliferation Subcommittee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) holds an immigration hearing titled "Border Vulnerabilities and International Terrorism" at 12 p.m. ET in the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station, San Diego, California. Witnesses scheduled to testify: Darryl Griffen, chief patrol agent of the Border Control, San Diego Sector; San Diego County Sheriff William Kolender; Webb County, Texas, Sheriff Rick Flores; Gregory Kutz, managing director of the Forensic Audits and Special Investigations, U.S. Government and Accountability Office; T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council; University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School Professor Kris Kobach; Andy Ramirez, chairman of the Friends of the Border Patrol.

  • Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) hold a 12:15 p.m. ET conference call with reporters to discuss immigration.
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 7/05/2006 10:59:00 AM ET | Permalink
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