The Note: The Note for America

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) participate in a stakeout on implementing the 9/11 commission's recommendations at 10:00 am ET.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), House Republican Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce (R-OH), and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) talk about their upcoming legislative agenda at 10:00 am ET.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) holds a pen-and-pad briefing at 4:25 pm ET.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI, Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Dayton (D-MN), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) hold a news conference to discuss Democrats' defense record, supporting the troops and military families, and the defense appropriations bill at 11:15 am ET.

At 10:00 am ET, the House Judiciary Committee looks at reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act.

The House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on overhauling the tax system, focusing on fairness, simplicity of the tax code, and how it affects economic growth.

Mark McClellan, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, talks about the Medicare drug benefit at a noon ET luncheon meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

At 2:00 pm ET, the Senate special committee on aging holds a hearing on the benefits of embryonic stem cell research.

After meeting with President Bush, Prime Minister Erdogan holds a news conference with Turkish media at noon ET, talks to members of the House Turkish Caucus at 3:00 pm ET, and meets with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist -- complete with photo op -- at 4:00 pm ET.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was scheduled to talk on the record at 9:00 am ET at the Council on Foreign Relations about legislation that would put an across-the-board tariff on Chinese imports and U.S. trade policy toward China.

Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Xavier Becerra (D-CA) hold a news conference on CAFTA at 9:30 am ET.

On today's schedule for the first day of the Greater Des Moines Partnership's trip to DC: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) at the congressional leadership luncheon. Tomorrow, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) addresses the group. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been invited to announce the World Food Prize laureate at the State Dept. on Friday.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wraps up his two-day trip to New Hampshire today. Early this morning, he appeared on Charlie Sherman's radio show, then delivered a speech to the Franco-American Club in Manchester. At 10:00 am ET, he's a guest on Laura Knoy's New Hampshire Public Radio show, and at 6:00 pm ET, he attends the Carroll County Democratic Party dinner in Bartlett, NH.

At noon ET, RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman headlines a post-primary luncheon sponsored by the New Jersey Republican State Committee in New Brunswick, NJ.

Former President Bill Clinton will partake in his first official book signing for the paperback edition of his book, "My Life," in Indianapolis, IN at 4:15 pm EDT. He also addresses the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.

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