The Note: Special Relationships

First Lady Laura Bush delivers the keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual days of remembrance ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda at noon ET. Other speakers at the event include Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Daniel Ayalon, ambassador of Israel.

The museum presents a day-long reading of the names of Holocaust victims featuring liberators and survivors from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm ET.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her regular news conference at 10:45 am ET.

Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and others hold a news conference on the use of the filibuster in the Senate and the president's judicial nominees at 11:00 am ET.

At 11:30 am ET, Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Tom Price (R-GA), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Eric Cantor (R-VA) hold a news conference to talk about Republican health care initiatives.

At 10:00 am ET, Reps. Michael Castle (R-DE) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) hold a news conference to discuss Amtrak.

The FEC meets at 10:00 am ET.

Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte delivers the keynote address at the American Jewish Committee's annual dinner this evening.

Spanish Justice Minister Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar meets behind closed doors at the Justice Department with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller at noon ET. At 2:00 pm ET, he holds a closed meeting with Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), chairman of the House Judiciary's Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, and at 3:00 pm ET, he holds a closed meeting with Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Georgia Republican Party convention in Savannah.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) keynotes the Truman-Kennedy-Holcomb dinner in Butler County, OH.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) speaks to Allegany County (MI) Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's book, "Quit Digging Your Grave With A Knife And Fork," hits the bookshelves.

Social Security:

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Jeffrey Birnbaum look at how House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) has put himself back in the limelight to try to revive President Bush's plan to add private accounts to the Social Security system, even though the White House had wanted the Senate Finance Committee and its chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, to take the lead. And here comes the lobbying storm. LINK

"A Republican leadership aide said House leaders were caught by surprise Friday when Thomas announced he would draft legislation in early June that would enlarge the bill considerably to include a grab bag of popular retirement savings provisions and tax incentives. But those who have worked with the chairman were not so surprised."

And the result could be a bill that could focus on changes and expansions to existing individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans -- rather than the private account plan if it doesn't pick up steam.

Again, check out what the Post pair have the lobbyists saying, on a range of issues.

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