The Note: "Yada, Yada, Yada -- and So We Go"

Vice President Cheney travels from Wyoming back to Washington, DC today after receiving his regular briefings. He will deliver remarks at the National Building Museum this evening at a bipartisan tribute for Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) which begins at 6:30 pm ET (see below for The Note's Q&A with Mr. Dingell).

Harriet Miers' revised answers to the Senate questionnaire are due on Capitol Hill today.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will be joined tomorrow by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta at 11:00 am ET in the U.S. Capitol to call on President Bush to release a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy after "months of delay over bureaucratic infighting."

The candidates for governor of Virginia are pulling out the big guns today.

Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will be joined by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a luncheon in Norfolk, VA at 12:00 pm ET while Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine holds a 12:00 pm ET women's event in Arlington, VA with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and a 5:00 pm ET multicultural rally in Annandale, VA with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

Earlier in the day, Richardson will be in the Garden State, campaigning with Sen. Jon Corzine in Jersey City, NJ at 9:00 am ET, meeting with seniors in Newark, NJ at 10:30 am ET, and delivering a keynote address at a Latino scholars luncheon in Newark at 12:00 pm ET.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a 1:30 pm ET event at a private residence in Arcadia, CA.

The House meets at 10:00 am ET to consider the Hurricane Katrina Financial Services Relief Act of 2005.

The Senate Budget Committee holds a 2:00 pm ET mark-up of the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005.

Sens. Kennedy, Schumer, Dorgan, and Harkin will call on the Bush Administration to rebuild the Gulf Coast in a way that is fair to workers at 10:30 am ET in Dirksen 430. The four Democratic Senators will criticize the Bush Administration for suspending Davis-Bacon, awarding no-bid contracts to "corporate cronies," and for waiving affirmative action while refusing to "use their tax cuts for the wealthiest to offset the costs of rebuilding."

House Democratic Leaders Pelosi, Hoyer, Menendez, Clyburn, and Spratt hold a press stakeout at 10:00 am ET immediately after the House Democratic Caucus meets in Cannon 345 to discuss Republican budget cuts and the GOP's "failure to reduce gas prices and home heating costs."

Sen. John Kerry delivers an address on national security at 1:00 pm ET at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall.

The Revolving Door Working Group holds a 1:30 pm ET press conference in Dirksen 106 to release a report that indicates a "pro-business bias in regulatory enforcement, contracting, and legislation." Participants include Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Rep. Martin Meehan (D-MA).

One day after the U.S. death toll in Iraq reached 2,000, the Win Without War coalition is organizing 6:30 pm local time vigils around the country.

Cindy Sheehan is holding a week-long vigil at the White House.

The Fitzgerald investigation:

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