The Note

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET): —8:00 am: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) speak before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Policy Conference 2004, Washington, D.C. —9:00 am: Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the Wake Forest University 2004 commencement ceremony, Winston-Salem, N.C. —9:00 am: The New York State Democratic Party holds its annual convention and nominates Sen. Charles Schumer for a second term, New York, N.Y. —9:30 am: Sen. John Kerry attends commemorative signing ceremony on 50th anniversary on Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kan. —9:30 am: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals meets to hear arguments, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: African-American pastors hold a press conference to oppose the move by judges in Massachusetts to allow same-sex marriages, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: The U.S. Supreme Court meets to hand down decisions and release orders, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: The U.N. Security Council meets on the future of peacekeeping, New York, N.Y. —10:15 am: State Department releases its report on human rights and democracy for 2003 and 2004, Washington, D.C. —10:30 am: Treasury Secretary John Snow presents New Market Tax Credit awards totaling $748 million to seven New York City organizations for economic development in low-income communities, New York, N.Y. —11:30 am: Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) speaks at meeting of Clergy Network for National Leadership Change, Cleveland, Ohio —12:00 pm: The Alliance for Marriage holds a news conference to release a survey showing majority support for the Marriage Amendment across all racial and political lines, Washington, D.C. —12:30 pm: The House meets for morning business —12:30 pm: Vice President Cheney speaks at fundraising luncheon for Rep. Max Burns, Pooler, Ga. —1:00 pm: President Bush makes remarks at the grand opening of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, Kan. —1:00 pm: Politics Live on ABC News Live and AOL —2:00 pm: The House meets for legislative business —2:00 pm: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld delivers remarks on national security before the Heritage Foundation's President's Club, Washington, D.C. —2:00 pm: The House Armed Services Committee hold an open briefing on the status of stability operations by coalition forces in Iraq with Maj. Gen. Freddie Viggers, military secretary for the United Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Simon Willis, head of the Australian Defense Staff and Lt. Gen. Mieczyslow Cieniuch, first deputy chief for the Polish Armed Forces General Staff, Washington, D.C. —2:00 pm: George Soros delivers the commencement address at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, New York, N.Y. —2:30 pm: The Senate begins consideration of the Department of Defense Authorization bill —3:00 pm: The Senate Finance Committee meets with Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile to discuss the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement, Washington, D.C. —3:30 pm: Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the National Conference of Editorial Writers, Washington, D.C. —5:00 pm: Secretary of State Colin Powell hosts reception on the dedication of a book on the 40th anniversary Arts in Embassies program, Washington, D.C. —6:30 pm: Vice President Cheney speaks at reception for Rep. Richard Burr, candidate for Senate, Winston-Salem, N.C. —8:20 pm: Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz delivers remarks to the Asia Foundation's 50th Anniversary Dinner, Washington, D.C. —9:00 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a rally with Howard Dean, Portland, Ore.

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