The Note

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET): —8:30 am: The Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index for May —8:30 am: The Commerce Department releases business inventories for April —9:00 am: Sen. John Kerry speaks about the economy at the New Jersey AFL-CIO's 26th Constitutional Convention, Atlantic City, N.J. —9:10 am: Afghan President Hamid Karzai addresses a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —9:30 am: President Bush meets with Jordanian King Abdullah at the White House —9:45 am: Off-camera press gaggle by White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan —10:00 am: Rep. Randy Dunninghamn, Sen. Mike Crapo, and others hold a news conference to call attention to the importance of men's health and annual health screenings at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission releases its annual report to Congress at a press conference at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —10:30 am: The Senate resumes debate on the Defense Authorization bill —10:30 am: The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on efforts to combat terrorism financing and receives a new Council on Foreign Relations report on Saudi Arabia's role at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —10:30 am: President Bush's bishop, Melvin G. Talbert of the United Methodist Church, and others launch a new ad for Arab television expressing sorrow for Iraqi prisoner abuse and calling it sinful and systemic during a conference call —10:35 am: President Bush meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House —10:45 am: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee holds a hearing on oil supply, gasoline demand, and retail gas prices with Energy Information Administration Administrator Guy Caruso and others at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —11:00 am: Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is expected to be confirmed for a fifth term in a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —11:00 am: The House Government Reform Committee debates contracting operations in Iraq with multiple government witnesses at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —11:00 am: Reps. Robert Goodlatte and Charles Stenholm introduce voluntary country-of-origin labeling for agricultural, meat and seafood products at a news conference at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —11:00 am: Sens. Joe Lieberman and Charles Schumer, Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, and Nick Rahall, state transportation officials, and others hold a news conference to discuss federal transportation funding levels at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —11:25 am: President Bush and Afghan President Karzai hold a joint press conference at the White House —11:30 am: House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer holds his weekly pen and pad briefing at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —12:00 pm: Sens. Pete Domenici, Lamar Alexander, and others hold a press conference to push for passage of energy legislation at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —12:00 pm: First Lady Laura Bush hosts a lunch for members of the U.S. Afghan Women's Council at the White House —12:30 pm: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge speaks at the Blinded American Veterans Foundation Congressional Awards Luncheon at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —1:45 pm: On-camera press briefing by Press Secretary McClellan —2:00 pm: Defense Department Undersecretary Douglas Feith, Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, and others testify before the National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —2:00 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a fundraising reception at the Four Points Sheraton, Cincinnati, Ohio —2:30 pm: Rep. Chris Bell files a complaint with the House Ethics Committee accusing Rep. Tom Delay of violating ethics and federal laws at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —2:30 pm: Sen. Edward Kennedy, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Debra Ness, and others introduce the Healthy Families Act at a news conference at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —2:30 pm: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher speaks at the Young America's Foundation celebration of Ronald Reagan at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —3:45 pm: President Bush speaks via satellite to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting from the Map Room, the White House —4:30 pm: United States Trade Representative Robert Zoellick and Moroccan Trade Minister Taib Fassi-Fihri sign the U.S. Morocco Free Trade Agreement at the State Department, Washington, D.C. —6:00 pm: President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush attend the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House —6:15 pm: Sen. Kerry holds a "Stronger Economy for America's Families" rally at Westgate Park, Columbus, Ohio

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