He will also push for making President Bush's tax cuts permanent, shielding savings and investment income from taxation, and limiting the power of trial lawyers, per Bloomberg News. LINK
Sen. Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on "predatory" lending practices and home foreclosures.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee hears from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at 10:00 am ET as an assortment of House and Senate panels continue hearings on the President's budget.
Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-CA) House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on the reliance on private military contractors for Iraqi reconstruction.
This afternoon, the President and First Lady travel to Shenandoah National Park, where they will participate in a roundtable on the National Parks Centennial Initiative, which, according to the White House, is intended to "leverage public-private investment to generate up to $3 billion over 10 years to help parks prepare for their 100th anniversary in 2016." The President speaks on the National Parks Centennial Initiative at 12:55 pm ET.
Wal-Mart, SEIU, Center for American Progress, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center, Kelly Services, CWA, AT&T, Intel, and Committee for Economic Development are scheduled to announce a major health care campaign at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill at 11:00 am ET.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on "The Hazards of Electronic Voting" with Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.).
The House Education and Labor Committee holds a 10:30 am ET hearing on "Strengthening America's Middle Class" with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, Georgetown University's Judy Feder, and Bill Archey President and CEO of AeA, the nation's "largest industry association representing the electronics and information technology industry."
The tech savvy Laura Crawford and Jim Dyke announce the creation of a website where anyone can upload their own political ads of :30 or :60 and view other posts. LINK
In their must-read Washington Post story, Birnbaum and Mosk report that the guest list at the Clinton's home last night included "such major Democratic donors as Haim Saban, a Hollywood studio investor, Alan J. Patricof, a New York financier, and Kevin O'Keefe, a Chicago lawyer." LINK
The Washington Post duo report that Terry McAuliffe's salesmanship in the month of January appears to have worked: several who attended a dinner at Saban's Beverly Hills estate made the trip to DC yesterday, including Clarence Avant, a former Motown Records executive.
"Among those invited to the event last night at Clinton's home were Chris Korge, a Miami lawyer who has been building a Florida network of donors for her, New York investment banker Steven Rattner, Stanley Chesley, a Cincinnati lawyer and major Democratic Party donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder of Esprit clothing company, and O'Keefe, who befriended the Clintons in college and later worked in the Clinton administration."
"Among more than a dozen Washingtonians were Democratic activists Smith and Elizabeth Bagley, former Maryland congressman Tom McMillan, former Federal Communications Commissioner Susan Ness, and DLA Piper partners John Merrigan and Mac Bernstein."