- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Meets with congressional leaders at the White House.


10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment figures for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. Fire Administrationholds a meeting of the Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy to introduce new board members and review National Fire Academy Program activities. Location: Building H, Room 300, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, Md. Contact: 301/447-1117.

4 p.m. — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a forum to gather public comment on a draft environmental-impact statement related to regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement and environmental release of genetically engineered organisms. Location: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-5673.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on recent advances in clean-coal technology. Carl Bauer, Energy Department, and Jerry Hollinden, URS Corp., testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

9:30 a.m. Foreign RelationsAfrican affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Exploring the U.S. Africa Command and a New Strategic Relationship With Africa.” Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, and Theresa Whelan, deputy assistant defense secretary for African affairs, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Commerce.” Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

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