The Note

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET): —7:00 am: Polls open for the South Carolina state primary —8:00 am: Construction crews assemble portions of the bridge spanning 8th Avenue that will connect Madison Square Garden and the James A. Farley Post Office Building during the Republican National Convention —8:30 am: Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaks at the Department of Defense's National Language Conference on the need for language skills in government, Adelphi, Md. —9:00 am: The House meets for morning hour and for legislative business —9:00 am: Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the House Armed Services Committee to discuss progress in Iraq, Washington, D.C. —9:00 am: Polls open for Utah's state primary including the Republican gubernatorial primary between Jim Huntsman Jr. and Nolan Karras —9:30 am: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on aviation security —9:45 am: Off-camera gaggle by White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan —9:45 am: The Senate resumes consideration of S. 2400, the DOD Authorization Bill —10:00 am: Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears before the Senate Judiciary to discuss "Preserving Traditional Marriage: A View from the States," Washington, D.C. —10:15 am: Sens. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) hold a news conference to discuss their recent trip to Iraq, Washington, D.C. —10:45 am: The Senate Appropriations Committee meets to markup the FY2005 Defense Department Authorization bill —11:00 am: Republican National Convention officials hold a press conference to announce the selection of Arkansas based Virco Manufacturing Corporation as the producer of 3,000 delegate chairs, Conway, Ark. —11:00 am: The Senate holds roll call votes on the Levin Missile Defense Amendment followed by a vote on the Brownback Amendment regarding broadcast decency —11:30 am: Teresa Heinz Kerry hosts a discussion about women and the economy and holds a press conference at Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla. —11:45 am: Gov. Mark Warner (D-Va.) addresses a Democratic Leadership Council luncheon with remarks titled "Governing in Tough Times in Tough Places," D.C. —11:45 am: Secretary of State Powell hosts working lunch for the prime minister of Hungary, Washington, D.C. —12:15 pm: Asa Hutchinson, Homeland Security Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security, speaks to the Aero Club about "Aviation Security & The Summer Travel Season and Beyond," Washington, D.C. —12:30 pm: On-camera briefing by Secretary McClellan —12:30 pm: Senate Democratic Caucus meets for party luncheon —12:30 pm: Senate Republican Caucus meets for party luncheon —12:30 pm: FBI Director Robert Mueller addresses the Council on Foreign Relations on the topic "Tomorrow's FBI: A Vision for Meeting Future Challenges," Washington, D.C. —12:30 pm: Former President Clinton attends book signing at Rockefeller Center's Barnes & Noble, New York, N.Y. —1:00 pm: Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) delivers a keynote address at the "2004 Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference," Washington, D.C. —1:20 pm: President Bush meets with the Prime Minister of Hungary at the White House —2:00 pm: Democrat National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe holds a teleconference on "Congressional oversight of Halliburton," Washington, D.C. —2:00 pm: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a business meeting to consider and vote on ambassadorships —2:30 pm: First Lady Laura Bush hosts an online chat to discuss her involvement in the campaign and why she believes President Bush is the right leader to move our nation forward at —2:30 pm: Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) hold an event to satisfy a bet made between to who would win the National Basketball Association championship, Washington, D.C. —2:30 pm: The Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee holds a hearing on "Tools To Fight Terrorism: Subpoena Authority and Pretrial Detention of Terrorists" —2:45 pm: The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing on several bills including S.50, the Veterans Health Care Funding Guarantee Act —4:00 pm: President Bush makes remarks at the White House Black Music Month Reception —5:00 pm: Members of the Congressional Black Caucus meet with presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Washington, D.C. —6:00 pm: Republican National Convention CEO Bill Harris delivers brief remarks at the New York State Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce reception, New York, N.Y. —6:30 pm: Former President Clinton attends book signing at the Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem, N.Y. —7:00 pm: Polls close for the South Carolina state primary —8:00 pm: Chris Heinz encourages voters to get involved in the campaign and discuss John Kerry's plan for a stronger America at house meeting, Allentown, Pa. —10:00 pm: Polls close for Utah's state primary

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