What to Watch

What to Watch

Monday, May 11, 2009

-- President Obama speaks about health-care reform efforts at 12:30 p.m. after a meeting with "stakeholders." At 2 p.m., he welcomes the NCAA men's basketball champs, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, to the White House.

-- Get out your green eyeshades: The Office of Management and Budget releases the second part of Obama's detailed budget for fiscal 2010, the "Analytical Perspectives, Historical Tables" and "Updated Summary Tables."

-- Education Secretary Arne Duncan, above, discusses Recovery Act aid at 9 a.m. at a Brookings Institution forum, along with Brookings fellows Grover J. Whitehurst, Alan Berube and Isabel V. Sawhill; Council of the Great City Schools executive director Michael Casserly; and Marshall Smith, a senior adviser at the Education Department.

-- Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D-Pa.), Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke take part in a Council on Competitiveness seminar, "Game Changers in the Supply Chain Infrastructure: Are We Ready to Play?" Council on Competitiveness President Deborah L. Wince-Smith also speaks.

-- Remember when scientists were optimistic about the prospects for developing an AIDS vaccine? Seth Berkley does. The president and chief executive of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which he founded in 1996, gives an update on efforts to develop a vaccine at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at 10 a.m.

-- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Kenneth E. Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, deliver remarks at 11 a.m. at ATF's 13th annual Memorial Observance at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com

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