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Monday, May 4, 2009

-- President Obama is joined by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to deliver remarks on tax reform in the late morning. In the evening, the president and Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan speak at a White House Cinco de Mayo event. Earlier in the day, first lady Michelle Obama also marks Cinco de Mayo at a Hispanic heritage event at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School on Missouri Avenue NW.

-- Vice President Biden is back on train duty, attending the official kickoff for a stimulus-act-funded project restoring and renovating the Wilmington, Del., train station from which he traveled to Washington for 36 years. In the afternoon, he's joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at the University of Delaware for an event drawing attention to offshore wind power.

-- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee continues its annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center. Israeli President Shimon Peres addresses the morning plenary session, and Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) address the evening's gala banquet.

-- The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, "How Western Taxpayers Fund Palestinian Hate Education" at 11 a.m. The Foundation for Middle East Peace, the New America Foundation and Churches for Middle East Peace hold the discussion "Rethinking a Settlement Freeze" at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at noon.

-- The five-day U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, which began Sunday, continues on the Capitol's West Lawn.

-- The Mutual Fund Directors Forum holds its two-day policy conference. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary L. Schapiro gives the morning keynote address. Over dinner, White House Director of Public Liaison Tina M. Tchen addresses the gathering at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.


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