Fresh off his G8 European tour, President Bush pays a visit to Capitol Hill to lobby for the resurrection of the immigration reform bill that stalled in the Senate last week. Bush meets with GOP senators at their weekly luncheon meeting. Bush's meeting on the Hill comes one day after Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that he would join Democrats in casting a vote of no confidence on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Budget priorities will be on the agenda when Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Jim Clybrun, and Rahm Emanuel hold a 1:00 pm ET media availability following a meeting of the Democratic Caucus.
John Boehner, Roy Blunt, and Adam Putnam hold a media availability after the GOP conference meets.
Steny Hoyer holds his regular pen and pad briefing at 11:30 am ET before heading to a 12:30 pm ET press conference in Rayburn with other Democrats to announce legislation to "rectify" the Supreme Court's May 29 decision on workplace sexual discrimination. The Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation holds a conference on "Forging a New Vision for Foreign Policy and International Security." Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright; John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress; and Richard Leone, president of the Century Foundation, deliver opening remarks.
On the 40th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision which held that Virginia's anti-miscegenation law violated the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment, the liberal "Faith In America" organization holds a 10:00 am ET presser at the National Press Club to argue that the religion-based arguments which are made against same-sex marriage are similar to the religion-based arguments which were made against interracial marriage. A 5:00 pm ET reception will follow in H-137 of the Capitol.