- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 1, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, Hilton Washington Hotel. Signs the presidential proclamation in honor of American Heart Month, Oval Office, the White House. Participates in a meeting on Child Fitness, Roosevelt Room, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for December. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Department of Veterans Affairs holds a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council. Location: Greenhoot Cohen Building, 1722 I St. NW. Room 900. Contact: 202/254-0267.

10 a.m. —Postal Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to consider the establishment of the Office of the Inspector General and the position of Inspector General of the Postal Regulatory Commission and the establishment of the Office of Public Affairs and Congressional Relations and the position of Director, Office of Public Affairs and Congressional Relations. Location: 901 New York Ave. NW, Suite 200. Contact: 202/789-6842.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, “Securing America’s Interests in Iraq: The Remaining Options.” Former National Security Advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing, “The Current Account Deficit and the U.S. Foreign Debt.” Fred Bergsten and William Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics, testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Communications Marketplace: A View From the Federal Communications Commission.” FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin and FCC Commissioners Michael Copps, Jonathan Adelstein, Deborah Taylor Tate and Robert McDowell testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

10 a.m. —Finance Committee holds a hearing, “The Future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program: Improving the Health of America’s Children.” Gov. Sonny Perdue, Georgia Republican, representing the Southern Governors’ Association; Craig and Kim Lee Bedford of Baltimore and their son, Job Timothy Bedford, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Not is session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-China relationship — all day The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing on “The U.S.-China Relationship: Economics and Security in Perspective.” Events begin at 8:40 a.m.

Highlight — 8:40 a.m. — Sens. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat; Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat; Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat; and Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, discuss “Congressional Perspectives.”

Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409

Environmental health — all day The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) holds its 7th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: “Integrating Environment and Human Health.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — National Center for Environmental Health Director Howard Frumkin delivers keynote address on “Environment and Health: An Intimate Connection.”

10 a.m. —Discussions on the connections among environmental quality, wildlife health and human health; and sessions concerning decision-making, guiding and fostering multidisciplinary research and expanding understanding

5:30 p.m. — Presentation of the NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

6 p.m. — Larry Brilliant, Google.org, delivers the 7th John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science and the Environment.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, amphitheater. Contact: 202/207-0004.

Flooding risk — 10:30 a.m. The National Capital Planning Commission holds a meeting to receive a presentation of flooding and storm-water risks in the district. Location: 401 Ninth St. NW, North Lobby, Suite 500. Contact: 202/482-7281.

Federal budget — 12:15 p.m. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the New America Foundation host a discussion, “War, Tax Cuts, Entitlement Programs, and a Balanced Budget Looking Ahead to the President’s Budget — What to Expect and What to Hope For.” William Frenzel, the Brookings Institution, and Rudolph Penner, the Urban Institute, participate. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Press conference — 12:30 p.m. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, holds a press conference to announce his plan to offer legislation “enabling working families to care for the family they love without losing benefits associated with the job they need.” Debra Ness, National Partnership for Women and Families, and two workers who have used the Family and Medical Leave Act participate. Location: SC-115, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0346.

Darfur discussion — 2:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress and the International Crisis Group host a discussion on a plan to bring about lasting peace in Darfur, Sudan. John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen, International Crisis Group, participate. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/682-1611.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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