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What to Watch: Obama Meets With South Korean President

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

-- President Obama sits down for a meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House with the goal of strengthening the U.S.-South Korean relationship in the face of North Korean threats. The two leaders will continue discussions at a working lunch after the meeting.

-- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announces the release of the ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report at the State Department shortly after 9 a.m. The report covers 175 countries.

-- Michelle Obama at 1 p.m. delivers the keynote address at the 2009 Business & Nonprofit Philanthropy Summit and Awards at the Renaissance Washington. The event is presented by Greater DC Cares and Washington Post Media.

-- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson appear before a 9:30 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Greener Communities, Greater Opportunities: New Ideas for Sustainable Development and Economic Growth."

-- The United States Energy Association holds day two of its Energy Efficiency Forum at the National Press Club. Speakers include Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Energy Undersecretary Kristina M. Johnson and EPA Administrator Jackson.

-- News you can use (come flu season this fall): A Senate subcommittee holds a hearing on "Protecting Our Employees: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Federal Workforce."

-- Nominations in progress: The Senate commerce committee holds a morning hearing on the nomination of Inez M. Tenenbaum to chairman and commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In the afternoon, Julius Genachowski, nominated to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Robert McDowell, nominated to be an FCC commissioner, get their turn.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com

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