I’ll be most available in the latter part of the afternoon. (How to contact me)

The only meeting on today’s calendar is a weekly staff meeting in the morning, and a meeting to put together a mid-October conference on Colombia. I want to get a short memo to Senate staff ahead of a hearing on Colombia drug policy tomorrow. Then I want to shut the door and finish an “explainer” piece about four border security items we’re keeping our eyes on. I expect to spend the latter part of the day doing more planning and unpacking my office from August’s renovation—it’s still all piles of books and boxes in there.

Also, today’s my birthday. Turning 47 on a Monday. Hooray.